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Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Matthew 26:1-16

138. The plot to capture Jesus (Matthew 26:1-16; Mark 14:1-11; Luke 22:1-6)The Passover was only two days away, and Jesus knew its significance in relation to his coming death. Israelites kept the Feast of Passover and Unleavened Bread as an annual week-long festival in commemoration of ancient Israel’s deliverance from Egypt. God ‘passed over’ those houses where a lamb had been sacrificed in the place of those under judgment (Exodus 12:1-13). The people then escaped from bondage. For the next... read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Matthew 26:9

For this ointment might have been sold for so much, and given to the poor.One cannot resist the temptation to compare this with the pleas of politicians who are always declaiming about the poor. Like Judas Iscariot, at least some of the political schemers who, verbally, are so concerned about the poor have a much more personal interest in such funds than their words would indicate. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Matthew 26:1-46

1. Preparations for Jesus’ crucifixion 26:1-46There were several events that led up to Jesus’ arrest. Matthew did not present them in strict chronological order but in a logical narrative order. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Matthew 26:6-13

Jesus’ anointing for burial 26:6-13 (cf. Mark 14:3-9; John 12:1-8) read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Matthew 26:8-9

Evidently Judas Iscariot led the disciples’ criticism of Mary’s act (John 12:4). According to the Gospel records, every time Mary tried to do something for Jesus she was misunderstood. [Note: Wiersbe, 1:95.] The disciples failed to appreciate the significance of what Mary was doing and that such an anointing was appropriate in view of Jesus’ identity as "the Lord’s Anointed" and His impending death (cf. Matthew 16:21-28; Matthew 17:22-23; Matthew 20:18-19). Regardless of Judas’ true motive the... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Matthew 26:1-75

The Betrayal. The Last Supper. Arrest of Jesus, and Trial Before the High Priest1-5. A Council is held against Jesus (Mark 14:1; Luke 22:1: cp. John 13:1).2. After two days] This fixes the date as Tuesday, if the Passover was on Thursday night; or Wednesday, if, as is more probable, it was on Friday night. Is betrayed] This clear prediction is peculiar to St. Matthew.3. And the scribes] RV omits. The palace] RV ’the court,’ i.e. the central quadrangle, the house being built round a square plot... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Matthew 26:9

(9) This ointment might have been sold for much.—St. Mark and St. John agree in giving the Traitor’s computation. It might have been sold for three hundred denarii, a labourer’s wages for nearly a whole year (Matthew 20:2), enough to feed a multitude of more than 7,500 men (John 6:7). St. John adds the damning fact that the pretended zeal for the poor was the cloak for the irritation of disappointed greed. “He was a thief, and bare the bag.” He was, i.e., the treasurer or bursar of the... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Matthew 26:1-75

Name and Surname Matthew 26:6 Why these surnames? We do not want them, we do not like them; but there they are. Why not say 'Simon,' and let his identification be established by other means than by recalling the loathsomeness of the disease? Why these expansions of names, why these fringes and attachments? Why not identify men by something better than leprosy, or evil deed, or red shame of any kind? We fall here upon a very profitable scene of investigation and instruction. There seems to be... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Matthew 26:1-75

Chapter 19The Great Atonement Day - Matthew 26:1-75 - Matthew 27:1-56WE enter now on the story of the last day of the mortal life of our Lord and Saviour. We have already noticed the large proportionate space given to the Passion Week; but still more remarkable is the concentration of interest on the Passion Day. The record of that single day is very nearly one-ninth of the whole book; and a similar proportion is observed by all the four Evangelists. This proportion of space is very striking... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Matthew 26:1-75

13. The Passion of the King. Chapters 26-27. CHAPTER 26 1. His Death Planned. (Matthew 26:1-5 .) 2. Mary of Bethany Anointing the King.(Matthew 26:6-13 .) 3. The Betrayal. (Matthew 26:14-16 .) 4. The Last Passover.(Matthew 26:17-25 .) 5. The Lord's Supper Instituted.(Matthew 26:26-29 .) 6. Peter's Denial Announced and the Scattered Sheep.(Matthew 26:30-35 .) 7. In Gethsemane. (Matthew 26:36-46 .) 8. Judas and His Deed. The Arrest of the King. (Matthew 26:47-56 .) 9. Before Caiaphas... read more

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