The Pericope of the Adulteress in Contemporary Research

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2016-04-21
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark

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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.

Author Biography

David Alan Black is the Dr. M. O. Owens, Jr. Chair of New Testament Studies and Professor of New Testament and Greek at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, USA.

Jacob N. Cerone is finishing his ThM in New Testament Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, USA, and will shortly begin PhD research in Munich, Germany.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Gary M. Burge, Wheaton College, USA
Preface: David Alan Black, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, USA
Introduction: 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. “Taking Away From:" Patristic Evidence and the Omission of the Pericope Adulterae from John's Gospel: 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. The Pericope Adulterae: Where From Here?: Larry Hurtado, University of Edinburgh, UK

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