John 11:55 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "And the Jews' passover was nigh at hand:” (hen de engus to pascha ton loudaion) "Then was near the time of the passover of the Jews," the fourth and last mentioned during our Lord's ministry, Joh 5:1; Joh 6:4.

2) "And many went out of the country up to Jerusalem," (kai anebesan polloi eis lerosoluma ek tes choras) "And many went up into Jerusalem out of the country," from the area of Ephraim where Jesus had retreated, Joh 11:54.

3) "Before the passover," (pro tou pascha) "Before the time of the passover," to arrive there perhaps at least one week before the Passover, for purposes of purification, required of those who observed the Passover, Num 9:1-14; 2Ch 29:34; Exo 12:3; Exo 12:6; Exo 12:18.

4) "To purify themselves." (hina hagnisosin heautous) "In order that they might purify themselves," from Levitical uncleanliness. Some purifications required a full week, while others required only time to shave the head and wash and dry one's clothes, 2Ch 30:3; Exo 12:48; Joh 18:28. The time required for purification lasted from one to six days, Exo 19:10-11; Act 21:23-26; Num 6:1-10.

Consult other comments:

John 11:55 - The Greek Testament

John 11:55 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 11:55 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 11:55 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 11:55 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 11:55 - B.H. Carroll's An Interpretation of the English Bible

John 11:55 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 11:55 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 11:55 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 11:55 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:55 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:55 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

John 11:55 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 11:55 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 11:55 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

John 11:55 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 11:55 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 11:55 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

John 11:55 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 11:55 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 11:55 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 11:55 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 11:55 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 11:55 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 11:55 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 11:55 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 11:55 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 11:55 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 11:55 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 11:55 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 11:55 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 11:55 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary