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A Pearl of the Gospel: The Pericope Adulterae in Late Antiquity

Jennifer Knust and Tommy Wasserman

in To Cast the First Stone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691169880
eISBN:
9780691184463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169880.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter assesses the importance of the Johannine passage in Old Latin and Byzantine texts, with particular attention to paratextual notes, chapter headings, and annotations. Some Old Latin ... More


The Pericope Adulterae and the Rise of Modern New Testament Scholarship

Jennifer Knust and Tommy Wasserman

in To Cast the First Stone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691169880
eISBN:
9780691184463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169880.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter evaluates the modern scholarship on the pericope adulterae. Debates about the pericope adulterae have been central to the development of both modern textual criticism and ... More


“In Many Copies”: The Pericope Adulterae in the Latin West

Jennifer Knust and Tommy Wasserman

in To Cast the First Stone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691169880
eISBN:
9780691184463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169880.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the pericope adulterae in the Latin West. Approximately two-thirds of extant Old Latin manuscripts included the story, and mixed texts invariably either included it or show an ... More


Telling Stories in Church: The Early Medieval Liturgy and the Reception of the Pericope Adulterae

Jennifer Knust and Tommy Wasserman

in To Cast the First Stone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691169880
eISBN:
9780691184463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169880.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses the divergent liturgical history of the pericope adulterae. Assigned to the third Saturday of Lent in Rome, the story gained even greater prominence in Latin contexts, ... More


The Strange Case of the Missing Adulteress

Jennifer Knust and Tommy Wasserman

in To Cast the First Stone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691169880
eISBN:
9780691184463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169880.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter studies a climate of Gospel production and interpretation that could lead to the pericope adulterae's incorporation within an already published Gospel of John. While it is true that the ... More


“In Certain Gospels”?: The Pericope Adulterae and the Fourfold Gospel Tradition

Jennifer Knust and Tommy Wasserman

in To Cast the First Stone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691169880
eISBN:
9780691184463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169880.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter looks at editorial work, Gospel translation, traditions for reception, and attitudes toward the fourfold Gospels among late ancient scribes and scholars to illuminate the evidence of the ... More


Was the Pericope Adulterae Suppressed?: Part I: Ancient Editorial Practice and the (Un)Likelihood of Outright Deletion

Jennifer Knust and Tommy Wasserman

in To Cast the First Stone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691169880
eISBN:
9780691184463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169880.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter demonstrates that the outright deletion of a significant block of text like the pericope adulterae from a written Gospel book would be surprising, if not impossible: editorial and ... More


Was the Pericope Adulterae Suppressed?: Part II: Adulteresses and their Opposites

Jennifer Knust and Tommy Wasserman

in To Cast the First Stone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691169880
eISBN:
9780691184463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169880.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter addresses the possibility that the pericope adulterae was deleted rather than interpolated. Contemporary scholars have often suggested that the unusual history of the pericope adulterae ... More


Introduction: Loose Texts, Loose Women

Jennifer Knust and Tommy Wasserman

in To Cast the First Stone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691169880
eISBN:
9780691184463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169880.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This introductory chapter provides a background of the pericope adulterae—the episode involving Jesus and a woman caught in adultery. The pericope adulterae boasts a long, complex history of ... More


Concluding Reflections: An Enduring Memory

Jennifer Knust and Tommy Wasserman

in To Cast the First Stone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691169880
eISBN:
9780691184463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169880.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This concluding chapter argues that the history of the pericope adulterae reveals as much about the changing priorities of scribes, editors, and scholars as it does about an “initial text” of John. ... More


Commentary

H. A. G. Houghton

in Augustine's Text of John: Patristic Citations and Latin Gospel Manuscripts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199545926
eISBN:
9780191719974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545926.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The textual commentary treats Augustine's text of John verse by verse, concentrating on variants from the Vulgate. There are a number of occasions on which Augustine has a reading not attested in ... More


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