An oldie but goodie.
“One reason that so many religious leaders and laymen oppose the inclusion of these verses, called the pericope de adultera in theological-scholastic circles (“pericope” is a short selection from a book), is due to their lack of understanding it and thus an inability to properly exegete the story.”
In the Torah, the rules for judging a Sotah are followed by the taking of the Nazarite Vow. Is this why christian religious leaders look the other way, pretending not to see – the truth? The judging of the Sotah had been done away with due to Romans introducing drinking and fornication to the Children of God – like the Philistines did. Surely the Jews wanted another Samuel to come and save them. It is alleged Hannah, Samuel’s mother, put herself in a position to be judged as a Sotah, because after women drink the “bitter waters” and are found innocent, GOD…
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