The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJohn 8:5
Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should, be
Not in (Leviticus 20:10) ; for though according to the law
there, an adulteress, one that was a married woman, and so an
adulterer, that was a married man, were to be put to death; yet the
death was not stoning, but strangling; for it is a rule with the
Jews F7, that where death is simply mentioned (without restraining
it to any particular kind) strangling is intended, and which rule
they apply to this law: and accordingly in their Misna, or oral law,
one that lies with another man's wife, is reckoned among those that
are to be strangled F8: Kimchi indeed says F9, that adulteresses,
according to the law, are to be stoned with stones; but then this
must be understood of such as are betrothed, but not married; and
such a person, Moses has commanded in the law, to be stoned,
(Deuteronomy 22:23,24) . And with this agree the traditions of the Jews F11;
``a daughter of Israel must be stoned, who is (hawvn alw)
(howra) , "betrothed, but not married".''
And such an one we must believe this woman was; she was betrothed to
a man, but not married to him, and therefore to be stoned: the Jews
F12 have also a saying, that
``if all adulterers were punished with stoning, according to
the law, the stones would be consumed; but they would not
adultery was so common with that people:
but what sayest thou?
dost thou agree with Moses, or not?
F7 Maimon. Hilchot Issure Bia, c. 1. sect. 6.
F8 Misn. Sanhedrin, c. 10. sect. 1.
F9 In Ezek. xvi. 40.
F11 T. Bab. Sanhedrin, fol. 51. 2.
F12 Apud Castell. Lex. Polyglott, col. 2180.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on John 8:5". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=joh&chapter=008&verse=005>. 1999.