John 8:5

Commanded (eneteilato). First aorist middle indicative of entellw, old verb to enjoin ( Matthew 4:6 ). To stone such (ta toiauta liqazein). Present active infinitive of liqazw (from liqo), from Aristotle on. Stoning was specified for the case of a betrothed woman guilty of adultery ( Deuteronomy 22:23-24 ) and for a priest's daughter if guilty. In other cases just death was commanded ( Leviticus 20:10 ; Deuteronomy 22:22 ). The Talmud prescribes strangulation. This case may have strictly come within the regulation as a betrothed virgin. What then sayest thou of her? (su oun ti legei;). "Thou then, what dost thou say?" This was the whole point, to catch Jesus, not to punish the woman.

Do Not Sell My Info (CA only)