Thank you. Reading the Samaritan Woman’s “husbands” in light of Samaria’s biblical history was developed out of Brant Pitre’s Jesus the Bridegroom, and Sandra M. Schneiders’ The Revelatory Text. As you say, the Samaritan Woman’s testimony in 4:29 & 39 that Jesus “told me everything” is not Jesus as ‘sex life psychic’, but a reference to Deut. 18:18, and the messianic profile. Note that early manuscripts have no “I ever did,” and Jesus, the woman says, just “told me everything.”

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