Thesis Statement and Outline, John
The script (although this would imply a bias already to its validity) is an account of a woman who was caught by the Scribes and the Pharisees committing an act of adultery and brought before Jesus. They present case as a legal issue seeking precedence from the directions of Moses that the committers of adultery be stoned to death. They are fully aware and perhaps anticipatory that Jesus pushes for the rescue of the woman against the demand of the Law. Why so? Should Jesus declare that she be set free or plead for her, the people will have no cause to believe in Him as the Messiah since the Messiah would not go against the Word of God (Sawyer 56).
Jesus ignores them for a while, and, perhaps due to their constant pestering, provides an otherwise despondent response, Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her (NRSV Bible, John 8:1-11).The Scribes and Pharisees move away one after the other until there is none left. Jesus dismisses the accused woman and cautions her against further transgressions against the Commandments.
[...] Had this dominance continued, this debate would not have arisen at all (Bruner 19). Possibly, it is Protestant Reformation, the heads of which demanded precise and accurate translation into native languages, that started the search for the original manuscripts (MacDonald 12). Another possible reason for non-inclusion of the text would be that the church would want to safeguard the interpretations of the teachings therein against sexual and moral improprieties (Jackson 7). This point I shall discuss later in the part about the significance of the text to modern-day Christianity. [...]
[...] The Scapegoat. Johns city Hopkins Press Print. Sawyer, Gresad, et. al. Bible annotations. CA.: Blackwell city Publishing Print. [...]
[...] Thesis Statement and Outline on John 8:1-11 Introduction The script (although this would imply a bias already to its validity) is an account of a woman who was caught by the Scribes and the Pharisees committing an act of adultery and brought before Jesus. They present case as a legal issue seeking precedence from the directions of Moses that the committers of adultery be stoned to death. They are fully aware and perhaps anticipatory that Jesus pushes for the rescue of the woman against the demand of the Law. [...]
[...] In the passage, only the adulterous woman was brought forward for punishment according to the Law of Moses. The male counter-party was ironically absent and is not even mentioned. Christianity teaches that God is just and fair in his dealings with all men (used in reference to both women and men) and that his fury is eternal. The teachings encourage social, economical, and even political fairness amongst Christians. They predominantly and directly attack the vice of adultery, one of the 10 cardinal sins of the Christian faith. Works Cited Girard, Beeke and Hered. [...]
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