Saturday, 26 November 2016
The story of The Woman Caught in Adultery appears in the Gospel of John Chapter 8 (NRSV) but there is a footnote which says that some sources place it near the end of the Gospel of John or after Luke 21:38.
The most likely placement for this story is in the Gospel of Luke.
I base my assessment on the nature of the story and its relationship to the parables which only appear in Luke: The Good Samaritan and The Prodigal Son.
Luke was a gentile and his Gospel is more inclusive than the other three.
Other differences in Luke make it the most compatible Gospel with our modern progressive values.
The Woman Caught in Adultery is an example of this compatibility.
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