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Old 01-18-2008, 03:46 PM
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What did Jesus write in the sand?
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Old 01-18-2008, 03:50 PM
 
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No one really knows, but a lot of people speculate about it. One theory I've heard is that he was writing the sins of the pharisees who brought the woman before him, but who can really say?
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:56 PM
 
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A great mystery of the bible, Dave..I am very anxious to hear everyone's guess
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Old 01-18-2008, 10:26 PM
 
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A great mystery of the bible, Dave..I am very anxious to hear everyone's guess
Noland123 had a thread on this at one point,but I haven't found it yet. (Where is noland123 anyway?)
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Old 01-18-2008, 10:32 PM
 
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Found it but it wasn't Noland123

Very interesting....let me know if you'd like me merge them Dave, it's totally up to you but I would encourage you to read it. It's very short.

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Old 01-19-2008, 01:51 AM
 
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I am definetely not a Bible scholar so forgive me if what I say sounds totally inaccurate.

I wonder if Jesus was actually writing words or just making signs on the sand. I would imagine that a moment like that would have been charged with feelings and emotions (anger, fear, expecation, etc.) but while everybody was waiting for Jesus to say something there would have been silence. And silence often says more than a thousand words.

Also maybe Jesus was just waiting to give an answer not dictated by first reaction and the immediate emotions of the moment.

In any case, whatever happened in that episode, it was very effective and we are all still learnig (we hope) from that.
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Old 01-19-2008, 05:07 AM
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Found it but it wasn't Noland123

Very interesting....let me know if you'd like me merge them Dave, it's totally up to you but I would encourage you to read it. It's very short.

//www.city-data.com/forum/relig...where-man.html
new people new thoughts... but I'll let you decide, I'm good either way... but thanks for asking

I liked what Hutch said... looking beyond the event...looking at meaning and value.
*When we close our eyes ... what do we see?

I ask because scripture is silent... but relevant with a greater message.
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Old 01-19-2008, 05:27 AM
 
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Probably that the accusers were the ones with whom the woman committed adultery.
I mean it is the easiest way to frame someone.
Except when you are as sharp as Sherlock Holmes.
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:18 AM
 
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What did Jesus write in the sand?

My sin!
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*When we close our eyes ... what do we see?
Ourselves!
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I ask because scripture is silent... but relevant with a greater message.
Grace! Forgiveness, compassion, and mercy!
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Old 01-19-2008, 07:00 AM
 
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What did Jesus write in the sand?
I have read a suggestion that this story, refers to Jer 17:13, which in some translations reads; "those who turn away from you shall be written in the earth, for they have forsaken the Lord"
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