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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOHN - Chapter 8 - Verse 5

Verse 5. Moses in the law, &c. The punishment of adultery commanded by Moses was death, Le 20:10; De 22:22. The particular manner of the death was not specified in the law. The Jews had themselves, in the time of Christ, determined that it should be by stoning. See this described in See Barnes "Mt 21:35".

See Barnes "Mt 21:44".

The punishment for adultery varied. In some cases it was strangling. In the time of Ezekiel Eze 16:38-40 it was stoning and being thrust through with a sword. If the adulteress was the daughter of a priest, the punishment was being burned to death.

{a} "Now Moses" Le 20:10

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