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John 11:16 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) ''Then said Thomas; which is called Didymus,'' (eipen oun Thomas ho legomenos Didumos) "Then said Thomas, the one called twin," Thomas is an Hebrew name and Didymus the Gk. name, meaning a "twin," Mat 10:3; Mar 3:18; Luk 6:15; Act 1:13. He was one of the twelve apostles, known also as the "doubter,'' Joh 14:5; Joh 20:24-25; Joh 20:28.

2) "Unto his fellow disciples," (tois summathetais) "Directly to his fellow-disciples," who had been with them (the church) from the beginning, Joh 15:16; Joh 15:27; Act 1:21-22. In fervent love, tinged with sorrow and melancholy, despair, and vanished hope for his Lord, he said:

3) "Let us also go, that we may die with him." (agomen kai humeis hina apothanomen met'autou) "Let us also go in order that we may die with him," He was convinced that the trip would be fatal to Jesus. Faith and doubt, like the twins Esau and Jacob, contended with each other in his soul. He was at the same time a loyal disciple and apostle and one of foreboding and fear for the physical welfare of Jesus which proved to be correct.

Consult other comments:

John 11:16 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 11:16 - The Greek Testament

John 11:16 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 11:16 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 11:16 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 11:16 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 11:16 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 11:16 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 11:16 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:16 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:16 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 11:16 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 11:16 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 11:16 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 11:16 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 11:16 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 11:16 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 11:16 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 11:16 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 11:16 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 11:16 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 11:16 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 11:16 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 11:16 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 11:16 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:16 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 11:16 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 11:16 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 11:16 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary