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?

noprem's picture

"To think we know more or believe we have found a better bible"

1 John 5:7, KJV:
"For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one."

That is the only statement of the controversial Trinity in the Bible. In modern Bibles it does not appear, or is relegated to a footnote. "Research" is responsible for this important correction.

Many other mistakes have been corrected likewise by research, especially in the last 150 years. (Moses e.g. is no longer depicted wearing horns; the ungrammatical double-plural "seraphims" is gone from Isa 6:2.)

Doug




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