The Missing Story: Why?
John 8:1-11 in the King James Version tells the story of the woman taken in adultery. This story is not included in John 8 of the New English Bible. Instead, a footnote refers the reader to the end of the Gospel of John. The story appears as a kind of appendix.
The New International Version begins the Gospel of John with a note saying that the earliest and most reliable manuscripts do not include John 7:53–8:11. Is it a true story? Does it appear in any Greek New Testament manuscripts? Do any of the Church Fathers write about the missing passage or story? Why would the NEB leave out a story about adultery? CM