Should the Story of Jesus Forgiving the Adulterous Woman Be in the Bible?

FaitheducationreligionhistoryBibleChristianity You've seen the passage played out in numerous "Jesus" movies. You've heard the famous lines from John 7:53-8:11: "He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first," and "Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more." But is the story an authentic part of the Gospel of John as it was written in the first century? (The earliest manuscript of the Gospel of John, known as "p52," dates to AD 120.  Found in Egypt, it confirms that the Gospel of John was written before the end of the first century.)When I read modern translations (such as the New International Version or the New American Standard Version) there are often brackets around John 7:53-8:11, usually accompanied with a footnote that says that the "earliest and best...

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May 12th 2016
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