John 7:27 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Howbeit we know this man whence he is:” (alla touton oidamen pothen estin) "But this one we know whence he is:" They still call Him "this man," not willing to call His name, lest they be accused of agreeing to the idea that He was the Christ, and lose their membership to and social and religious privileges in the synagogue, Joh 9:22; Joh 12:42-43; Joh 16:2. They knew the earthly but not the heavenly genealogy of Jesus, Joh 1:1; Joh 1:14; Joh 3:16; Mat 13:55.

2) "But when Christ cometh," (ho de Christos hotan erchetai) "Yet when the Christ comes of his own accord," the promised Messiah; We know His genealogy, While "this one" is reputed to be out of Galilee, the Christ is to come of David, out of Judea, Joh 7:41-42; Mic 5:2. And this is how He had come, but they did not believe, Joh 1:11-13.

3) "No man knoweth whence he is." (oudeis ginoskei pothen estin) "No one knows where he is." These Jews of Jerusalem had accepted the view that when the Messiah came it would be a sudden, bedazzling appearance, announced by Elias, a vague philosophical concept, evidently then taught by the rulers. They gave the impression that He would appear out of nowhere for such an announcement of His kingship and bring them sudden glory and a solution to all their problems under the Roman Caesars. This shows how little they really knew about the Scriptures, Joh 5:39-40.

Consult other comments:

John 7:27 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 7:27 - The Greek Testament

John 7:27 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 7:27 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 7:27 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 7:27 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 7:27 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 7:27 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 7:27 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 7:27 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 7:27 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 7:27 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 7:27 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 7:27 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 7:27 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 7:27 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 7:27 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 7:27 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 7:27 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 7:27 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 7:27 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 7:27 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 7:27 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 7:27 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 7:27 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 7:27 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary