John 18:2 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
BETRAYED AND ARRESTED V. 2-11
1) "And Judas also which betrayed him, knew the place:" (edei de kai loudas ho paradidous auton ton topen) "Then Judas also, the one who betrayed him, knew the place," the particular place of Gethsemane, on the Mount of Olives, the country estate, Mat 26:47; Mar 14:43.
2) "For Jesus ofttimes resorted thither," (hoti pollakis sunechthe lesous ekei) "Because Jesus often assembled out there," as also recounted Luk 22:39; Luk 22:47. Because Jesus on previous visits to Jerusalem had visited there, Luk 21:37.
3) "With his disciples." (meta ton matheton autou) "With his new covenant fellowship of disciples.'' for privacy, fellowship, and prayer, under the shade of the olive trees: It was surely associated in the traitors mind with many words of love and friendship that had there fallen from the lips of Jesus, who had chosen, him, ordained him, fed him, yet the traitor was now about to lift up his heel against Him, Psa 41:9, in the, greedy gain of the bargain of 30 pieces of silver, Mat 26:14-16; Mar 14:10-11: Luk 22:2-6.
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