Pericope Adulterae, The Gospel of John and the Literacy of Jesus

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Although consistently overlooked or dismissed, John 8.68 in the Pericope Adulterae is the only place in canonical or non-canonical Jesus tradition that portrays Jesus as writing. After establishing that John 8.6READ MORE

org/web/20161016012345/http://biblia.com//bible/kjv1900/John%208.8" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-reference="John 8.8" data-version="kjv1900" data-purpose="bible-reference">8 is indeed a claim that Jesus could write, this book offers a new interpretation and transmission history of the Pericope Adulterae. Not only did the pericope’s interpolator place the story in John’s Gospel in order to highlight the claim that Jesus could write, but he did so at John 7.53–8.11 as a result of carefully reading the Johannine narrative. The final chapter of the book proposes a plausible socio-historical context for the insertion of the story.

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