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The end of chapter 7 is closely linked with this, in that after declaring "every man went to his own house," the writer said, "But Jesus went unto the Mount of Olives."
Here we have the story of a return to the Temple, and of Jesus' dealing with the woman in the presence of the rulers. With matchless skill He showed that these men had no right' to judge this woman. This He did Himself in matchless grace.
At verse Joh 8:12 we have a continuation of the line of thought broken off by the introduction of the narrative of the woman. Our Lord made a stupendous claim, "I am the Light of the world," and declared that men following Him would not walk in darkness, but have the light of life. On the basis of that He went on with His teaching, in the course of which He again claimed to work in harmony with His Father, and uttered supreme words revealing His claim for Himself, and showing the blindness and wickedness of those who were opposing Him. His enemies were angry, and asked Him, with evident scorn, "Whom makest Thou Thyself?" It was then that He emphatically said, "Before Abraham was, I am."
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Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on John 8". "Morgan's Exposition on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/
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