“Procedural Violations in the Trial of the Woman Taken in Adultery”

“Procedural Violations in the Trial of the Woman Taken in Adultery” April 26, 2019


Rembrandt van Rijn painting of an NT scene
Rembrandt, “Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery”
(Wikimedia Commons public domain)


I’m sorry.  I’ve been delinquent in calling your attention to newly-appeared items from the Interpreter Foundation.  But I’ll try to make that up in this entry.


Today, a new article appeared in Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship:


, “Procedural Violations in the Trial of the Woman Taken in Adultery”




Abstract: The story in John 8 of the woman taken in adultery is sometimes used to argue that Jesus was lenient toward sin and that we should be too. However, when placed in its broader context, we can see the story is not one in which Christ shows indifference or contempt for the law, but rather utmost respect for it.




On Thursday, the Interpreter Foundation posted a short new video:


“The Calling of the Seventy: A Video Supplement for Come, Follow Me Lesson 16: ‘What Shall I Do to Inherit Eternal Life?”




The 7 April 2019 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show featured Neal Rappleye, Jasmin Rappleye, Stephen Smoot, and Hales Swift, and they discussed General Conference and changes in Church policies.  A recording of that broadcast, with commercial interruptions removed, was made available for free, online, on Wednesday:






Also posted on Wednesday was


Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 16 “What Shall I Do to Inherit Eternal Life?”


The panelists for this roundtable, which was extracted from the 7 April 2019 broadcast of Interpreter Radio, were Neal Rappleye, Jasmin Rappleye, Stephen Smoot, and Hales Swift.




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