Monday, March 11, 2013
5th SUNDAY OF LENT (C)
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NOTE FROM THE NEW AMERICAN BIBLE:
[7:53–8:11] The story of the woman caught in adultery is a later insertion here, missing from all early Greek manuscripts.
A Western text-type insertion, attested mainly in Old Latin translations, it is found in different places in different manuscripts: here, or after Jn 7:36 or at the end of this gospel, or after Lk 21:38, or at the end of that gospel.
There are many non-Johannine features in the language, and there are also many doubtful readings within the passage. The style and motifs are similar to those of Luke, and it fits better with the general situation at the end of Lk 21: but it was probably inserted here because of the allusion to Jer 17:13 (cf. note on Jn 8:6) and the statement, “I do not judge anyone,” in Jn 8:15.
The Catholic Church accepts this passage as canonical scripture.