Double checked: you can simply install the java8 from the Stretch repo. It works pretty fine in productive settings months ago. There is no reason to delay the upgrade for that. (@peterh)
Recent stable version of Debian, Debian Buster, does not have Java 8 any more.
However, Java 8 is still widely used in productive settings, and doing this is a huge fallback before any upgrade.
Anybody knowing better the internals of the Debian mailing lists, and their communication, what could be their reason to do that?
Is there any hope, that Java 8 will once re-appear in the form of some upgrade?
Of course, installing Java 8 from a different source (Oracle, Ubuntu), or even from the Stretch package repository, is a viable alternative. But doing that, we lose exactly the advantages of the official repos.