Is the "woman caught in adultery" story canonical?

ATLacasse's picture

I'm sure some or many have noticed the notation in the ESV version on John 7:53-8:11 which covers the woman caught in adultery. This section is taught on very often in the circles I travel in but I am unsure what to make of the ESV's note. If you do not have that version the note says: "The earliest manuscripts do not include John 7:53–8:11," and "Some manuscripts do not include 7:53–8:11; others add the passage here or after 7:36 or after 21:25 or after Luke 21:38, with variations in the text." Would anyone have any knowledge on this?

evidence for canonicity by tomgroeneman
define 'canonical' :-) by Justin S. (not verified)
Clarification. by stratplaya
re: stratplaya by Justin S. (not verified)
Prize winning taste by SrAbels
excellent analogy, by Justin S. (not verified)
Tastes like Jesus? by noprem

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