I've been doing a lot of pondering about the biblical text and I hope I can take advantage of the knowledge base here The critical text seems to be based on the supposition that only the original text written by the original author is inspired. A problem I can see with this is that even in the old testament for example the Pentateuch its pretty obvious that someone other than Moses edited them and added material (eg Moses' death) and yet that account along with the rest of the old testament is taken to be fully inspired. There were some academics and professors did a presentation at my old church a couple of years ago, and in answer to the question on the passage of the adulteress passage they responded they don't think this passage should be preached in churches because of the consensus this was not part f the original book. However if this story was accepted in the canon by the early church with a consensus throughout the Church (if anyone knows if this was the case or not I'd be grateful for info on this) then surely this should be accepted as inspired? I don't know much about the subject so looking for more information Any thoughts on which one is better?