Pericope Adulterae was in the bible. Dont be fooled

The Pericope Adulterae was originally in the bible. Dont know what this is? Well the Pericope Adulterae is debated by many people to not be part of the original new testament, it being the scripture part of the woman taken in adultery.

Joh 8:1  Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.
Joh 8:2  And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.
Joh 8:3  And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
Joh 8:4  They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
Joh 8:5  Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
Joh 8:6  This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
Joh 8:7  So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
Joh 8:8  And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
Joh 8:9  And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
Joh 8:10  When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
Joh 8:11  She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

John 8v1-11

So once again the dividing bible critics claim that this was never included in the bible, only after a certain time was it included. How long that is supposedly i do not know.

There are however a whole bunch of manuscripts that contains Pericope Adulterae the most famous is Codex Bezae that is from the 5th century. The King James Bible is actually based on most of the Codex Bezae.

Two others are Codex Basilensis and Codex Boreelianus. Then there is also Codex Seidelianus I and Codex Seidelianus II.

From the 10th century there is Codex Petropolitanus and actually most of the Byzantine text that agree with the Pericope Adulterae.

Dont forget to add that most of the Vetus Latina manuscripts also contain the Pericope Adulterae as well as Codex Fuldensis on which the Roman Catholic Vulgate is based on.

Famous people that quoted the Pericope Adultery is: Didascalia, Didymus the blind, Ambrose and two really famous Jerome and Augustine.

The Byzantine text type

The Byzantine text type actually goes under more names. The Majority Text, the Traditional text, the Ecclesiastical Text, also some call it the Constantinopolitan text, the Antiocheian text and the inaccurately some name it the Syrian text.

Personally I believe the Syrian line is one of its own.

The Byzantine text type is also the underlying text of the Textus Receptus.

A few supposed Byzantine text type manuscripts are Codex Alexandrinus from the 5th century. This one will be discussed later.

Then there is Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus from the 5th century containing the gospels.

Continue reading The Byzantine text type

More Byzantine text type Manuscripts

9th Century:

Codex Boreelianus

Codex Seidalianus (not entirely sure about this one)

Codex Cyprius

Codex Mosquensis

Codex Angelicus

Codex Campianus


7th and 8th Century

Codex Basilensis


6th Century

Codex Petropolitanus Purpuresus

Codex Sinopensis

Codex Guelferbytanus A

Codex Nitriensis

Codex Rossanensis

Codex Beratinus


5th Century

Codex Gualferbytanus B