John 7:52 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "They answered and said unto him," (apekrithesan kai eipan auto) "They responded and said to him directly," with sarcasm, taunting, not with an argument of logical or defensible nature.

2) "Art thou also of Galilee?" (me kaisu ek tes Galilaias ei) "You are not out of Galilee, are you?" Such was a contemptuous remark against Nicodemus. They assumed that Jesus was a Galilean, of the land of the Gentiles, though had they examined their own records, they would have known that by both prophecy and history He was a native born Judean, Gen 49:10; Mic 5:2; Mat 2:4-15; Luk 2:1-12.

3) "Search, and look:” (ereuneson kai ide) "Search out and examine," see for yourself. So prejudiced were they against Jesus that they would try to stigmatize Him for being brought up in Galilee, See? But they themselves had not searched the Word, for He must go there to show light, Isa 9:1-2; Joh 1:4; Joh 1:9.

4) "For out of Galilee ariseth no prophet." (hoti ek tes Galilaias prophetes ouk egeiretai) "Because out of Galilee a prophet is not raised up." So what does that have to do with red apples? They should have said, ''none arises, that we know of," See? Though the "that prophet," who was to come, of whom Moses spoke was not born there, He was to arise there, as a prophet showing forth His light and hope, and He did, Deu 18:15-19; Mat 4:12-25, Luk 4:14,24.

Consult other comments:

John 7:52 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 7:52 - The Greek Testament

John 7:52 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 7:52 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 7:52 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 7:52 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 7:52 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 7:52 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 7:52 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 7:52 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 7:52 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 7:52 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 7:52 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 7:52 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 7:52 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 7:52 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 7:52 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 7:52 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 7:52 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 7:52 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 7:52 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 7:52 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 7:52 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 7:52 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 7:52 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 7:52 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 7:52 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 7:52 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary