Bible, Jesus

Look at the Lamb (Day 8)

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Day 8 – Nick

n.b. Arguably the most inflammatory and offensive Jesus-passage in the entire bible

Summary of Chapter 8

Verses 1-11: In your bible you’ll notice the last/first section of John 7/8 is italicised because the 7:53-8:11 passage wasn’t originally included in the earliest manuscripts though it was still in the original Canon. Suffice to say for the benefits of this on-line study, the passage in question is wholly consistent with the rest of John’s gospel and the wider New Testament writings but it does open up an interesting conversation, if you’re that way inclined, over the Sunday dinner table! Further interesting study could be pursued around pseudepigrapha and the apocrypha by starting here. (more…)