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Re: [textualcriticism] pericope de adultera and stemmatics

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  • Chris
    ... IMHO, no evaluation of the periscope is complete without pointing out that had people in various places been in the habit of removing the periscope lest
    Message 1 of 60 , Dec 10, 2004
      Schmuel wrote:

      >There is the very salient fact that Augustine gives a reason for the removal of the Pericope from many manuscripts by his time -- "lest their wives should be given impunity in sinning." as referenced by Zane Hodges and others - quite a strong reference for an early Pericope.
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      IMHO, no evaluation of the periscope is complete without pointing out
      that had people in various places been in the habit of removing the
      periscope "lest their wives should be given inpunity", there is no
      reason why they should remove 7:58-8:2.

      --
      Chris Bitmead
    • Daniel
      Malcomb wrote:
      Message 60 of 60 , Oct 15, 2008
        Malcomb wrote:
        << One final note, the pericope presupposes that the Jews of Jesus'
        ministry on earth had the authority to kill. This [is refuted]
        elsewhere in the Gospel narrative.>>

        There are a couple of problems with this assertion.

        1) The text specifically says that this was a setup by the Scribes
        and/or Pharisees. It should have been a lose/lose proposition for
        Jesus: if he said "stone her," he would be in trouble with the Romans
        for instigating a lynching, as alluded to in 18:31. If he said "free
        her," he would be seen as "soft on crime" and loose popular support.
        They did not, of course, forsee the third option, which made them out
        to be the losers instead. But no authority under ROMAN law to execute
        was ever claimed; only under MOSAIC law.

        2) Lynchings by stoning did in fact occur during that era, as seen by
        the examples of Stephen in Acts 7 and James in the History of
        Hegesippus.

        Daniel Buck
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