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I’ve got one insight for you today because this is a question that has bothered me forever!!
John 8:4 says that the woman caught in adultery was discovered in the very act, which undoubtedly made for a seriously uncomfortable situation. However, it’s puzzling why only the woman was brought forward and not the man. Did the law treat women and men differently? The answer is no.
According to the Law of Moses, both men and women who committed adultery were subject to the penalty of death (Leviticus 20:10). So it remains unclear why the man was not also brought forward. Perhaps he fled the scene, was someone they knew, or the Pharisees believed that tricking Jesus into condemning a woman to die would have greater impact than condemning a man.
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