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To Cast the First Stone

Jennifer Knust and Tommy Wasserman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691169880
eISBN:
9780691184463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169880.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The story of the woman taken in adultery features a dramatic confrontation between Jesus and the Pharisees over whether the adulteress should be stoned as the law commands. In response, Jesus ... More


The Suspected Adulteress

Calum Carmichael

in Sex and Religion in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300153774
eISBN:
9780300153781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153774.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the importance of biblical law on the suspected adulteress. It explains the reasons why the law relating to sexual adulteress has received so much attention. First, the topic ... More


Word Made Image: Cranach’s Biblical Iconography

David H. Price

in In the Beginning Was the Image: Art and the Reformation Bible

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190074401
eISBN:
9780190074432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190074401.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

During the formative decades of the Reformation, Lucas Cranach filled sacred places with evangelical art distinctively grounded in biblicism. He and his workshop (including Lucas Cranach the Younger) ... More


Sexual Pollution of Women

Eve Levavi Feinstein

in Sexual Pollution in the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199395545
eISBN:
9780199395569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199395545.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This chapter surveys passages in the Hebrew Bible that characterize females as polluted by particular sexual pairings. These texts include the rite of the suspected adulteress (Numbers 5:11-31), ... More


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