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John 11:54 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews;” (ho oun lesous ouketi parresia periepatei en tois loudaiois) "Then Jesus walked no more, or no longer, openly among the Jews," for His "hour had not yet come." He had once before withdrawn from them, to avoid stirring up any social or political rebellion among and against the Jewish leaders who had made it known that they intended to liquidate Him, when they felt it was convenient, Joh 7:25,

2) "But went thence unto a country," (alla apelthen ekeithen eis ten choran) "But he went away from there into the country," to avoid precipitating matters further, leaving Bethany and the Jerusalem area, to the country of Bethaven, a few miles northeast of Jerusalem.

3) "Near to the wilderness," (engus tes ere mou) "Near the desert," or near an uninhabited area.

4) "Into a city called Ephraim," (eis Ephraim legomenen polin) "Into a city that is called Ephraim," now known as Et Taiyebeh, about 13 miles Northeast of the city of Jerusalem, some five or six miles east of Bethel, 2Ch 13:19; 2Sa 13:23; Also known as Ophrah, Jos 18:23.

5) "And there continued with his disciples." (kakei emeinen meta ton matheton) "And he remained out there with the disciples," who had followed Him recently, from beyond Jordan to Bethany, and some of whom had followed Him from the baptism of John, and the beginning of His ministry, Joh 11:40-41; Joh 11:7; Joh 11:16; Joh 15:16; Joh 15:27; Act 1:21-22.

Consult other comments:

John 11:54 - The Greek Testament

John 11:54 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 11:54 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 11:54 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 11:54 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 11:54 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 11:54 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 11:54 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:54 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:54 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 11:54 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 11:54 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 11:54 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 11:54 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 11:54 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 11:54 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 11:54 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 11:54 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 11:54 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 11:54 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 11:54 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 11:54 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 11:54 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:54 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 11:54 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 11:54 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 11:54 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 11:54 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary