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The Woman Caught in Adultery!

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Some modern translations do not include the beginning of the eighth chapter of John’s Gospel narrative, or if they do, they have a reference in the margin to its being inserted later by a scribe. The critics claim it is not in the earliest manuscripts. There is ancient evidence showing some scribes placing it at the end of John’s Gospel, then in Luke’s Gospel and even in Mark’s Gospel, but in later manuscripts we have it where we find it today. If this is so, why does any translation insert John 8:1-11 in John’s Gospel at all? If it was never there to begin with, does it have any authority? Is it possible for anyone to offer an adequate reason for why it is there? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 1, 2010 in Christianity, Religion, Textual Criticism

 

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