The Pericope Adulterae, the Gospel of John and the literacy of Jesus

Keith, Chris (2009) The Pericope Adulterae, the Gospel of John and the literacy of Jesus. New Testament Tools, Studies and Documents, 38 . Brill, Leiden. ISBN 9789004173941

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Abstract

Although consistently overlooked or dismissed, John 8.6,8 in the Pericope Adulterae is the only place in canonical or non-canonical Jesus tradition that portrays Jesus as writing. After establishing that John 8.6,8 is indeed a claim that Jesus could write, this book offers a new interpretation and transmission history of the pericope adulterae. Not only did the pericope's interpolator place the story in John's Gospel in order to highlight the claim that Jesus could write, but he did so at John 7.53-8.11 as a result of carefully reading the Johannine narrative. The final chapter of the book proposes a plausible socio-historical context for the insertion of the story.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Authorship -- History; Literacy -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Subjects: 200 Religion > 226 Gospels & Acts
200 Religion > 232 Jesus Christ & his family
School/Department: School of Education, Theology and Leadership
Depositing User: Catherine O'Sullivan
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2013 16:25
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2013 16:25
URI: http://research.stmarys.ac.uk/id/eprint/633

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