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writing on the ground

Discussion in 'Exposition & Bible Study' started by andy153, Aug 24, 2004.

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  1. rainbowprism

    rainbowprism Elevate My Soul

    Where is this source of information from though that this Bishop used?
  2. mythbuster

    mythbuster Senior Member

    The Lord when He stooped down put Himself below the proud Pharisees and the sinful women. They were ready to kill her and this may have calmed the situation down.

    They all had to stop and look and see what He wrote. Maybe he wrote what He said, "He who is without sin, cast the first stone."
  3. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Guest

    Nobody really knows what he wrote but i think he was writing down what the sins of womans accusers were.Thats why he said let those without sin cast the first stone,and i think thats why they didnt do anything to her and went on there way,jesus was writing down what there sins were to show they were not sinless either.but thats just my opinion i cant really back that up with any scripture.
  4. JohnJones

    JohnJones Well-Known Member

    Considering that their intent was to break the Law, they could not be without sin. It would seem then that he would have been pointing out their breaking the Law by allowing the man to escape.
  5. prodromos

    prodromos Senior Veteran Supporter

    Eastern Orthodox
    I do not know.
  6. rainbowprism

    rainbowprism Elevate My Soul

    Hmmm, it could make sense that Jesus wrote thier sins on the ground as a silent warning shot.... but I don't know if we can take the liberty. I wonder if there was any Jewish custom that might mirror one writing on the ground...if you know what I mean.
  7. mark kennedy

    mark kennedy Natura non facit saltum Supporter

    I know what he wrote, he wrote the names of their girlfriends. Ever notice that it was only the woman they brought?
  8. Nazarite

    Nazarite Paid In Full (1st John 1:9)

    I agree with those who hold the opinion that Jesus was writing the names and possibly specific sins of the accusers in the dust. Not only is there some tradition surrounding this theory, there is some possible light shed in the book of Jeremiah.

    O LORD , the hope of Israel, all who forsake you will be put to shame. Those who turn away from you will be written in the dust because they have forsaken the LORD , the spring of living water (Jeremiah 17:13)."Mikveh" is the Hebrew word translated in verse 13 as hope. The "mikveh" is a collection of ritual waters used for purification. This verse implies that the Messiah was to come in the authority of YHWH as a source of living water.

    ...but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life (John 4:14).I believe these men came with insincere hearts and were attempting to trap Jesus because they had rejected Him as the hope of Israel in their hearts. Jesus was using scripture to point this out to them and convict their hearts.
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