In the Tread on "the restoration of Israel" the matter of Jesus being tested by the Jews was raised. John 8:2-11 2 Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. 3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst 4 they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. 5 Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” 6 This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 7 And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. 9 But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 10 Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 11 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.” There is and always will be speculation about what Jesus wrote on the ground. I thought I'd like to share with the readership here a few things that I have noticed: It was with His finger that Jesus wrote, not a stick, or even a sharp stone, but His finger. (Verse 6) Jesus was being tested by the scribes and Pharisees; He had stated on numerous occasions that He was the Son of God. Now look at Exo 31:18 And he gave to Moses, when he had finished speaking with him on Mount Sinai, the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God. The Ten Commandments were written with the finger of God. Was it that the Ten Commandments were re-written by the finger of (God) Jesus to instruct the crowd and convict them of their own unrighteousness? Seems to me that this was yet another opportunity for Jesus to assert His true identity, while at the same time proclaiming the acceptable year of the Lord.