And right after that,he continued writing on the ground.
Obviously,he was writing something.
His audiences weren't blind.They could see what he wrote. What was it or what did it mean?
They understood it; coupled with what he said. And left the woman!.
So what was Jesus writing? I will tell you.
But before I do that,let me explain something very important...
That's not a typo. Stay with me.
THE BIBLE WASN'T WRITTEN TO YOU...IT WAS WRITTEN FOR YOU.
Because of that,to understand the Bible & interpret any difficult text is to FIRST ask; what does it mean to THEM.And not what does it mean to me
For example,somewhere in revelations, Jesus said "You are neither hot nor cold,you are lukewarm, therefore I will spit you out of my mouth "
Well for most western readers of the Bible, Jesus is saying it's better to be a fire brand Christian or a known sinner than a Christian who is one foot in and out:.
But that isn't true.
Hot and Cold are both positive in that text.
How could I have said "the holy ghost gave me a BAD idea and that 2019,on the basis of the BAD idea
Does the holy ghost give bad ideas? No.
But my audience understood what I meant!!!.
Now supposing 100 years from now,someone in another dispensation of time, stumbles on that tweet and goes about claiming I said
But this is what many of us do with our Bible, we read whatever we like into it.
If you are going to understand the Bible, then you must ask yourself...
(1)who is talking?
(2)who is or she talking to?
It wasn't just a show of power.
I must ask myself "what does a fig tree mean to the children of isreal"
"Paul is misogynist.God supports Rape. God hates women".
They are reading a 2000+ year old book written to a primarily Jewish audience & interpreting it with a western mindset.Horrible
Who wrote on the floor? Jesus. Who was Jesus?
A rabbi. He "ministered " on earth as a Rabbi,not a pastor, not an evangelist but a Rabbi.
So he did some things that might seem unconventional to us but not to those who
Rabbis are known for something called "Remez". Which means to hint.
This was one way Rabbis taught in those days.
They would use just a passage of a scripture,assuming that their audience knowledge of the scriptures would allow them
If you were in Isreal, instead of saying "Give me a clue", you could say "Give me a Remez".
So To understand the "Remez " of the writing of the ground in Chapter 8 of the book of John,you would
The scribes brought this woman to Jesus.
This same scribes that rejected him the fountain of living water a day earlier.
They wanted to put him in a corner.
When they saw his continuous writing on the ground - knowing the law themselves- they got his message.
They dropped their stones and left.
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