John 8:5 - "Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?”
It turns out that the Law of Moses does not specify stoning as the punishment for adultery as far as I can tell. The text (Leviticus 20:10) says that adulterers (both the man and the woman) are to be put do death but not how. Stoning seems to have been reserved for crimes against God such as blasphemy, idolatry and witchcraft, according the Jewish Encyclopedia.
Are there any instances of people being stoned to death for adultery in the Torah? If not was there any basis for the report to that effect in John's gospel? Was it the Pharisees who were mistaken, or was it the author of the story (which apparently does not appear in early manuscripts and may come from a different source than the author of the Gospel.)