John 8:57 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Then said the Jews unto him," (eipan oun hoi loudaioi pros auton) "Then the Jews said directly to him," challenging His claims, as they repeatedly, willfully, callously did, though He reproved them again and again, Pro 1:20-32; Pro 29:1.

2) "Thou art not yet fifty years old," (pentekonta ete opou echeis) "You do not yet have fifty years of age behind you," and He did not, in the flesh, as the Son of man among men, Joh 1:14; This was the age Levites retired, Num 4:3; Num 4:23; Num 4:30; Num 8:24.

3) "And hast thou seen Abraham? "kai Abraam heorakas) "And have you seen Abraham?" Doubtless He had, as Abraham was in glory, before Jesus left His Father's glory, but Jesus had not claimed that He had seen Abraham, See? Luk 16:22-24; Joh 17:1. He was not claiming to be contemporary with the earthly life of Abraham. The age of 50 years was then considered a completed life and the mandatory age of retirement for the Levites who waited on the service of the tabernacle of the congregation of Israel, Num 8:24-26.

Consult other comments:

John 8:57 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 8:57 - The Greek Testament

John 8:57 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 8:57 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 8:57 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 8:57 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 8:57 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 8:57 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 8:57 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:57 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:57 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 8:57 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 8:57 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 8:57 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 8:57 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 8:57 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 8:57 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 8:57 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 8:57 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 8:57 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 8:57 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 8:57 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 8:57 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 8:57 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 8:57 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:57 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 8:57 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 8:57 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary