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Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - John 7:35-36

John 7:35-36. Will he go unto the dispersed, &c.— Ελληνων, of the Greeks, by whom we are to understand here idolatrous Gentiles, and not Hellenists, or Jews who used the Greek language; for these were the dispersed among them. There appears therefore a sarcasm in these words beyond what has been commonly observed. They insinuate, that if he were to go into foreign countries, to address himself to the Jews there, who might be supposed not so well instructed as those who lived in Judea and at... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - John 7:10-42

H. Jesus’ third visit to Jerusalem 7:10-10:42This section of the text describes Jesus’ teaching in Jerusalem during the feast of Tabernacles and the feast of Dedication. John evidently included it in His narrative because it contains important revelations of Jesus’ identity and explains the mounting opposition to Jesus that culminated in His crucifixion. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - John 7:14-44

2. Jesus’ ministry at the feast of Tabernacles 7:14-44John presented this occasion of Jesus’ teaching ministry as consisting of three emphases: Jesus’ authority, His origin and destiny, and the promise of the Holy Spirit. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - John 7:35-36

Again Jesus’ hearers thought that He was speaking of physical matters and earthly places. The Dispersion was the term that described the Jews who had scattered from Palestine and were living elsewhere in the world. They thought Jesus was referring to ministering to Jews or perhaps Gentile proselytes who were living outside Palestine. In the New Testament the word "Greek" is synonymous with Gentiles (cf. Colossians 3:11). This seemed too fantastic to be a messianic activity."Here, as more than... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - John 7:1-53

The Feast of TabernaclesJohn 7:1 to John 10:21. Jesus at the Feast of Tabernacles, October, 28 a.d.After the discourse of John 6, delivered just before Passover 28 a.d., Jesus did not go up to Jerusalem (John 7:1), but devoted Himself for five or six months to active work in various parts of Galilee, of which St. John says nothing. At the close of this period He visited the country of Tyre and Sidon (Mark 7:24), made a tour through Decapolis, where He fed the 4,000 (Mark 8:1), retired to... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - John 7:36

(36) What manner of saying is this . . .?—We get a better sense by omitting the words in italics, and reading, “What saying is this . . .?” Their scorn does not solve their difficulty, and gives place to wonder. They feel His words cannot mean what they have said. “What, then, do they mean? What is the force of His saying?” read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - John 7:1-53

John 7:17 Romanes, Thoughts on Religion, pp. 167-168. 'He that doeth My will shall know of the doctrine whether it be of God.' Were it not for that text I think I should sometimes sit down 'astonished,' and pray to die and get it all cleared up. From a letter of Kingsley (in 1845). References, VII. 17. Bishop Winnington-Ingram, Under the Dome, p. 28. Hugh Black, Christian World Pulpit, vol. 1. p. 38. H. Drummond, The Ideal Life, p. 297. F. C. Spurr, Christian World Pulpit, vol. lx. p. 228.... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - John 7:1-53

Chapter 16JESUS DISCUSSED IN JERUSALEM.“And after these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for He would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill Him. Now the feast of the Jews, the feast of tabernacles, was at hand. His brethren therefore said unto Him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that Thy disciples also may behold Thy works which Thou doest. For no man doeth anything in secret, and himself seeketh to be known openly. If Thou doest these things, manifest Thyself to the world. For... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - John 7:1-53

CHAPTER 7 1. My Time is not Yet Come. (John 7:1-9 .) 2. Departure from Galilee; Sought by the Jews. (John 7:10-13 .) 3. In the Temple Teaching. (John 7:14-29 .) 4. Opposition to Him. (John 7:30-36 .) 5. The Indwelling Spirit Promised. (John 7:37-39 .) 6. The Division Among the People Because of Him. (John 7:40-44 .) 7. The Returning Officers and the Defense of Nicodemus. (John 7:45-53 .) The Lord tarried in Galilee. How He must have sought souls there as He walked in Galilee! He would... read more

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