John 18:12 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary


1) "Then the band," (he oun speira) "Then the band," who had come to arrest Jesus, the band of Roman soldiers stationed at Antonio's castle in the city, Joh 18:3, Act 21:31-32; Act 21:34; Act 21:37; Act 22:24. Then when they were sure they had their man, they aided the officers of the Jewish Sanhedrin who arrested Jesus.

2) "And the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus," (kai ho chiliarchos kai hoi huperetai ton loudaion sunelabon ton lesoun) "And the captain and the attendants of the Jews took hold on Jesus," as if He were a capital criminal. Yes, it was the Levitical officers of the Jews, who were supposed to be holy men, who incited, agitated, and pressed for His death, 1Th 2:14-15.

3) "And bound him," (kai edesan auton) "And they bound him," shackled, tied or chained Him, mentioned by John only, a form of humiliation, that seems to have led Him to prison, a dungeon, in the late hours of that night, Isa 53:8; Act 8:32-33.

Consult other comments:

John 18:12 - The Greek Testament

John 18:12 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 18:12 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 18:12 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 18:12 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 18:12 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 18:12 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 18:12 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 18:12 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

John 18:12 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 18:12 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 18:12 - Expositors Bible Commentary

John 18:12 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 18:12 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 18:12 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

John 18:12 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 18:12 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

John 18:12 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 18:12 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 18:12 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 18:12 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 18:12 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 18:12 - Grant's Numerical Bible Notes and Commentary

John 18:12 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

John 18:12 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 18:12 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 18:12 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 18:12 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 18:12 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

John 18:12 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 18:12 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible

John 18:12 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 18:12 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 18:12 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 18:12 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 18:12 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary