The Pericope of the Adulteress in Contemporary Research
The Pericope of the Adulteress in Contemporary Research

The Pericope of the Adulteress in Contemporary Research

in The Library of New Testament Studies

by J. D. Punch, Tommy Wasserman, Jennifer Knust, Chris Keith, Maurice A. Robinson, and Larry W. Hurtado

Pages 224
Publisher T&T Clark
Published 2016
ISBN-13 9780567665799
The contributors to this volume (J.D. Punch, Jennifer Knust, Tommy Wasserman, Chris Keith, Maurice Robinson, and Larry Hurtado) re-examine the Pericope Adulterae (John 7.53-8.11) asking afresh the question of the paragraph's authenticity. Each contributor not only presents the reader with arguments for or against the pericope's authenticity but also with viable theories on how and why the earliest extant manuscripts omit the passage.

Readers are encouraged to evaluate manuscript witnesses, scribal tendencies, patristic witnesses, and internal evidence to assess the plausibility of each contributor's proposal. Readers are presented with cutting-edge research on the pericope from both scholarly camps: those who argue for its originality, and those who regard it as a later scribal interpolation. In so doing, the volume brings readers face-to-face with the most recent evidence and arguments (several of which are made here for the first time, with new evidence is brought to the table), allowing readers to engage in the controversy and weigh the evidence for themselves.

  • Table Of Contents
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction: David Alan Black and Jacob N. Cerone, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, USA
  • 1. The Piously Offensive Pericope Adulterae: J.D. Punch, City Church Denver, USA
  • 2. The Strange Case of the Missing Adulteress: Tommy Wasserman, Ansgar Teologiske Høgskole, Kristiansand, Norway
  • 3. “Neither Add to Nor Take Away From” Patristic Evidence and the Omission of the Pericope Adulterae from John: Jennifer Knust, Boston University, USA
  • 4. The Pericope Adulterae: A Theory of Attentive Insertion: Chris Keith, St Mary's University Twickenham, UK
  • 5. The Pericope Adulterae: A Johannine Tapestry with Double Interlock: Maurice Robinson, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, USA
  • 6. An Evaluation of the Arguments in the Debate: Larry Hurtado, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Bibliography
  • Indexes

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