Jesus and the woman taken in adultery  

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female infidelity, The Woman Taken in Adultery (Rembrandt), adulteress

The Pericope Adulterae in anglicised Latin) is a traditional name for a famous passage (pericope) about an adulterous woman—verses John, 7:53-8:11 of the Gospel of John. The passage describes a confrontation between Jesus and the scribes and Pharisees over whether a woman, caught in an act of adultery, ought to be stoned.

Although in line with many stories in the Gospels and probably primitive (Didascalia Apostolorum refers to it, possibly Papias also), most scholars agree that it was not part of the original text of John's Gospel. The standard Greek texts of John, and almost all modern translations, mark it off with double brackets — [[...]] — indicating this opinion. cast the first stone|cast the first stone]]" is derived from this passage.

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