What did Yeshua write in the sand?

Posted by on Nov 17, 2018

Question: What did Yeshua write in the sand?

Answer: The scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And trying to set Him up they asked Him what the Torah would say. But Yeshua, bending down, wrote on the ground with the finger, as though He did not hear. (Joh 8:3-6) But, as they kept on questioning Him, He straightened up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”  And bending down again, He wrote on the ground.  (Joh 8:7-8) And when they heard it, being reproved by their conscience, went out one by one. And Yeshua was left alone with the woman.

So, what did Yeshua write in the sand? What He wrote in the sand, we simply do not know; Yeshua did not tell us, but there is a verse in Jeremiah that is quite similar with the story in John,

O YHVH, the hope of Israel, all who forsake You are put to shame. ‘Those who depart from Me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken YHVH, the fountain of living waters’. (Jer 17:13)

Whether this is what Yeshua meant when He was writing in the sand, we do not know, but there is another writing that will be important to consider, too: The Writing on the Wall.