John 12:5 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Why was not this ointment sold," (dia ti touto to muron ouk eprathe) "For what reason was this ointment not sold," in the open market, in the market place, in the commercial world.

2) "For three hundred pence, and given to the poor?" (triakosion denarion kai edothe ptochois) "For three hundred denari (pennies) and doled out to the poor?" The price or value was more than fifty dollars in the market place today. But Judas Iscariot, while appealing to the interest of the impoverished, was then a greedy soul, conniving a means of treachery by which he would betray Jesus, a bargain that he finished after taking a sop and leaving that banquet that night, as recounted, Mat 26:14-15; Mar 14:10-11; Joh 13:11; Joh 13:18; Joh 13:27-30.

Consult other comments:

John 12:5 - The Greek Testament

John 12:5 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 12:5 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 12:5 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 12:5 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 12:5 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 12:5 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:5 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 12:5 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 12:5 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 12:5 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 12:5 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 12:5 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 12:5 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 12:5 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 12:5 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 12:5 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 12:5 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:5 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 12:5 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 12:5 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 12:5 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary