Sunday Dive

Ep. 098 - The Woman Caught in Adultery (Apr 3, 2022)

Episode Summary

This Sunday, the Church gives us the famous story of the woman caught in adultery from John’s Gospel. Jesus is in Jerusalem when His opponents attempt to trap Him with a question while also defaming the accused. Exploring the Old Testament as well as first century law and rhetorical practice, we’ll contextualize our Gospel to set the scene and appreciate the stakes. We’ll also dive deep into the perplexing act of Jesus writing in the sand, using a scene from Mt. Sinai to illuminate this fascinating gesture that breathlessly diffuses the situation.