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New Testament Notes

Christ and Woman Taken in Adultery


Christ and Woman Taken in Adultery. This episode is described by St. John (8:2-11). The Pharisees brought to Christ a woman caught in adultery; under the Jewish law she should have been stoned, but Romans forbade the Jews to enforce the death penalty. Pharisees waited what Christ would say in hope that he would offend either Jews or Romans. Christ said nothing but wrote in the dust, 'That one of you who is faultless shall throw the first stone'. At this the woman's accusers left, and Christ said to the woman, 'You may go; do not sin again'.
See: Lucas Cranach the Younger Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery.
Lorenzo Lotto Christ and the Adulteress.
Vasiliy Polenov Christ and Woman Taken in Adultery.
Nicolas Poussin Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery.
Rembrandt. Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery.
 

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