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Did Jesus Abolish the Death Penalty in John 8?

Jesus’ reference to “cast the first stone” was an affirmation of the Old Testament teaching on capital punishment. Continue reading

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The “Pericope Adulterae” and the Oldest Manuscripts

“Oldest is best” becomes problematic when “oldest” is a moving target and the new “oldest” doesn’t agree with the previous “oldest.” It makes your previous “oldest is best” assertion look pretty silly, and makes one wonder what the next “oldest” they discover is going to say…. Continue reading

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