Jesus is asked to judge a woman caught in the act of adultery
Admittedly, the video episode of Caught contains a significant amount of speculation about the background of the woman caught in the act of adultery. The episode is meant to portray one of many, many possibilities.
John wrote, “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, ‘Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?’”
John gives no indication whether the woman was set up or if the leaders were trying to take advantage of a real event in order to trap Jesus. In either case, the leaders have no concern for the woman and are intent on putting Jesus on the horns of a dilemma.
The leaders misrepresent the command of Moses found in Leviticus 20:10 and Deuteronomy 22:22, which says if a man is found sleeping with another man’s wife, both the man and woman must die. Moses did not say the manner of death should be stoning and the leaders only brought the woman involved, not the man.
Scripture References: John 8:2-11