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John 2:13 Commentary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Joh 2:13 to Joh 3:36 . The Work among Jews

13. And the Jews’ passover ] Or, the Passover of the Jews. An indication that this Gospel was written outside Palestine: one writing in the country would hardly have added ‘of the Jews.’ It is perhaps also an indication that this Gospel was written after a Passover of the Christians had come into recognition. Passovers were active times in Christ’s ministry; and this is the first of them. It was possibly the nearness of the Passover which caused this traffic in the Temple Court. It existed for the convenience of strangers. Certainly the nearness of the Feast would add significance to Christ’s action. While the Jews were purifying themselves for the Passover He purified the Temple. S. John groups his narrative round the Jewish festivals: we have (1) Passover; (2) Purim (?), Joh 5:1; (3) Passover, Joh 6:4; (4) Tabernacles, Joh 7:2; (5) Dedication, Joh 10:22; (6) Passover, Joh 11:55.

Joh 2:13 to Joh 11:57 . The Work

We here enter on the second portion of the first main division of the Gospel, thus subdivided: The Work (1) among Jews, (2) among Samaritans, (3) among Galileans, (4) among mixed multitudes.

Consult other comments:

John 2:13 - The Greek Testament

John 2:13 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 2:13 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 2:13 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 2:13 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 2:13 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

John 2:13 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 2:13 - James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary

John 2:13 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 2:13 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 2:13 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 2:13 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

John 2:13 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 2:13 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 2:13 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 2:13 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

John 2:13 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 2:13 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 2:13 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 2:13 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 2:13 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 2:13 - Grant's Numerical Bible Notes and Commentary

John 2:13 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

John 2:13 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 2:13 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 2:13 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 2:13 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 2:13 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 2:13 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 2:13 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 2:13 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 2:13 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 2:13 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 2:13 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 2:13 - Combined Bible Commentary

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