Jesus and the woman taken in adultery (or Pericope Adulterae / p ə ˈ r ɪ k ə p i ə ˈ d ʌ l t ər i /, Pericope de Adultera) is a passage found in the Gospel of John –, that has been the subject of much scholarly discussion. John In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such a woman. So what do You say?” Exodus You shall not commit adultery. Leviticus You must not have sexual relations with your neighbor’s wife and thus defile yourself with her. 3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group: 3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst.