John 18:5 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth," (apekrithesan auto) "They answered him directly." (lesoun ton Nazoraion) "Jesus the Nazarene," Mat 2:23; For they held that no good thing could come out of Nazareth, Joh 1:46; Act 24:5. It was the despised name by which He was commonly known, and a term of derision, used by the Pharisees especially, Mar 14:67.

2) "Jesus saith unto them, I am he." (legei autois ego eimi) "He said to them directly I am he," the one the traitor has contracted to deliver to you all, and I know what you are after and who you are after, Joh 2:24-25; Mat 26:14-16. You need go no further. Though Judas identified Him with the kiss, Jesus also, without fear, identified Himself.

3) "And Judas also, which betrayeth him," (kai loudas ho paradidous auton) "Judas also, the one who betrayed him," who had already entered the contract bargain to lead them to Jesus, in privacy, away from the multitude, to the glee of the chief priests and Jewish rulers, Mar 14:10-11.

4) "Stood with them." (heistekei de met' auton) "Then stood with them," with the "weapon-bearing band," like a hunter stalking his prey, bent on the kill; He was "standing in the way of sinners" that nite, identified by presence and by a contract bargain with the chief sinners of the hour, Psa 41:9; Joh 13:18-19.

Consult other comments:

John 18:5 - The Greek Testament

John 18:5 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 18:5 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 18:5 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 18:5 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 18:5 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 18:5 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 18:5 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 18:5 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 18:5 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 18:5 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 18:5 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 18:5 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 18:5 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 18:5 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 18:5 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 18:5 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 18:5 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 18:5 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 18:5 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 18:5 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary