The Allegedly Sinful Woman in the Patristic Reports


The Jesus Memoirs

An account of how Jesus pardoned a woman accused of many sins continued to be passed down orally for centuries. I have quickly re-copied the following texts from readily accessible online translations, but it should be noted that these are not translations from the official editions of these ancient texts:

Papias of Hierapolis, in Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History 3.39.17

“And he [Papias] relates another story of a woman, who was accused of many sins before the Lord, which is contained in the Gospel according to the Hebrews.”

Didascalia Apostolorum[Teaching of the Apostles] 7

“But if thou receive not him who repents, because thou art without mercy, thou shalt sin against the Lord God; for thou obeyest not our Saviour and our God, to do as He also did with her that had sinned, whom the elders set before Him, and leaving the judgement in His hands, departed. But He…

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Published by Vincent S Artale Jr

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