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To Cast the First Stone$
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Jennifer Knust and Tommy Wasserman

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780691169880

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691169880.001.0001

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Concluding Reflections: An Enduring Memory

Concluding Reflections: An Enduring Memory

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(p.343) Concluding Reflections: An Enduring Memory
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To Cast the First Stone
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Jennifer Knust

Tommy Wasserman

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691169880.003.0010

This concluding chapter argues that the history of the pericope adulterae reveals as much about the changing priorities of scribes, editors, and scholars as it does about an “initial text” of John. Local liturgical habits also had a tremendous impact on what could survive as an “authentic” gospel memory. The study's survey of the evidence shows that the story was interpolated into a Greek copy of John in the West, probably during the first half of the third century, and with great care; that the Johannine pericope was then gradually but decisively brought into texts, liturgy, and art in Greek and Latin, albeit at different rates; and thus that the story was not actively suppressed on theological grounds, either in its initial version or in its Johannine forms, despite the custom among some Byzantine scribes and scholars of identifying the passage as spurious.

Keywords:   pericope adulterae, Gospel of John, liturgical habits, Johannine pericope, Byzantine scribes

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