Friday, September 04, 2009


Casting Stones

John 8.3-7 (regarded by many scholars as an interpolation):
[3] And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, [4] They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. [5] Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? [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. [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.
Diogenes Laertius 6.62 (on Diogenes, tr. R.D. Hicks):
Seeing the child of a courtesan throw stones at a crowd, he cried out, "Take care you don't hit your father."

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