1. I love your insights into this story of the woman taken in adultery and how it ties in with the Day of Atonement. I was interested in your comments about Christ writing in the dust on the ground. I would like to read the scripture in Jeremiah that you referenced. I hadn’t heard that before. I have also heard someone say that His writing was symbolic of Him being the Lawgiver, writing the Ten Commandments in stone with His finger. I am loving Come Follow Me and am grateful for the scriptural knowledge that is available for studying. Thank you for sharing your insights!

    • Thank you for your feedback. The scripture I am referencing in this episode is Jer 17:13. Remember that Jesus had just explained how He was the Living Waters. Also, take a look at the first verse in this chapter, Jer 17:1 which gives a segway into the chapter.

      Thank you for listening to these episodes! Feedback is always welcome.

      • Wow! Interesting scripture!
        Another question: You have mentioned in a few episodes that John was a priest in the temple. How do you know that?

        • There are few explicit references and many, many implicit references for this. The more explicit references are mostly from letters written by church leaders after John was ‘gone’. Even then, they are not perfectly explicit.

          Many scholars believe that John was a priest. He writes, even more than the other gospel authors, in a temple theme similar to other priestly authors of scripture such as Isaiah, Ezekiel and Jeremiah. He focuses on Jesus’ teachings in the temple as compared to the other synoptic authors where he is mostly shown teaching in Galilee. He references Old Testament priests more and speaks more of the priests and Levites than the other authors. He is very possibly traceable to a ‘cousin’ of John the Baptist, is known by the High Priest at the temple and is given permission to enter the court when Peter is not and even seems to know what Caiaphas, the High Priest says in secret counsels when other authors don’t. John also mentions more disparagingly the ‘Jews’ who were the ruling class, of which he would have had a very close relationship as a priest.

          In all, there is nothing concrete, but as for me, there is enough to convince me. When speaking of him as a priest, everything seems to fit.

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