Question about John 8 1-11?

What do you think Jesus was writing in the sand? I think it was something to reassure the woman

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  • Dr. D
    Lv 7
    3 years ago
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    Jesus said, "let he who is innocent cast the first stone", and then he started writing in the sand. Most likely his statement was hinting at what he was about to write. Jesus listed the sins of the people who wanted to cast stones. Their sins were exposed.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    These verses found in the book of John are not included in some bible translations; why? One reason is because it is not found in the earliest manuscripts; another reason is because of the context of the verse. The pharisees have caught a woman who committed adultery and brought her to Jesus in order to test him and see what he will say that they should do to her; according to God's law at the time, adulterers and adulteresses were to be put to death (Deuteronomy 22:22). But in these verses, Jesus goes against his father's law and commands that nothing be done to the woman; is that really the Jesus that is portrayed in the bible? No; Jesus always stuck to his Father's law and commanded others to do the same (Matthew 23:1-3 & John 5:30). It is extremely unlikely (and you could say impossible) that Jesus would encourage nothing to be done to this woman when you think about how he always encouraged others to follow the Mosaic Law and since he did the same (Matthew 26:17). For more information, please visit jw.org.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    guessing is useless....we have no way of knowing

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Theologians tend to believe that what Jesus was writing in the sand was the sins that the men had recently committed and they could all read it. So no man dared cast a stone when Jesus said let the one of you that has no sin cast the first stone.

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    A person can know many truths by reciting the rosary carefully every day.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    I don't speculate to fill in the details of stories. It's silly and pointless.

    Most people were illiterate during Jesus' day so probably not.

  • Michze
    Lv 5
    3 years ago

    Was it in Aramaic/Hebrew or Greek?

    מה שלומך

    Πώς είσαι

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