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What did Jesus write in the sand? John 8

January 5, 2018


Haven't you always wondered... What was Jesus was writing in the sand when they brought to him the adulterous woman? Though none of us were actually at this event 2,000 yrs ago. One thing is for certain, the Pharisees and Scribes who brought this woman accused of adultery understood very clearly what he was writing. It is my goal, that by the time we get to the end of this episode, we will have uncovered some key facts, details, and context that will help us understand the most plausible explanation of what Jesus was writing in the sand that day. So, with a heart of curiosity, let’s get started…


John 8:2-11 1 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. 3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst 4 they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. 5 Now in the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” 6 This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 7 And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. 9 But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 10 Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 11 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”]]










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