Where was the man?

The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” (Joh 8.3-5)

The question is: where was the man who committed the adultery with the woman (since the woman has been caught in the act of adultery, she couldn’t be alone by herself, right?), and who was supposed to be stoned as well?

11 thoughts on “Where was the man?

    1. septian Post author

      meaning to say, although the laws (anywhere, not only the Mosaic laws) were actually intended for good and justice for all, it was the weak (in this case, the woman) who was more prone to discrimination and abuse. and it still happened until today.

      Reply
        1. septian

          haha well i guess tiger woods, john terry, and jack neo saga are adequate to convince us that sex is not a private matter, unlike the late modern construct of sex (it also helps that the three of them are public figures whom the public look up to and expect a certain degree of standard of conduct from, though).

        2. yosua

          kok ga ada yg balas ayat alkitab? pasti karena takut dibalas balik =P haha, way to go man!

        3. septian Post author

          this is an example of how a scribal error (in this case, for his theological bias) could alter the text in transmission! :p

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