If John was not the Messiah, nor the prophet, nor Elias in close connection with the Messiah, why did he baptise? John was not that Prophet whom Moses said the Lord would raise up to them of their brethren, like unto him. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. "And those who were sent were of the Pharisees.". Were of the Pharisees - For an account of this sect, see the notes at Matthew 3:7. He baptized “all,” and they were desirous of knowing by what authority he made such a change in the religious customs of the nation. That was the responsibility of the Jewish authorities. They were the men most zealous for and tenacious of the Jewish rites; and would allow nothing to be added to the Jewish worship to what they had received concerning it, either from the law of God, or the traditions of the elders. 5 Then … They had been sent (απεσταλμενοι ησαν — apestalmenoi ēsan). In the Gospel … Continue reading "Commentary on John … “Word” here is translated from the Greek logos. But the point of special interest to them is that which meets us in John 1:25, rather than that already spoken of, They were Pharisees, and the Pharisees considered themselves the guardians of the ordinances of religious worship amongst their countrymen. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". John 1:23. 1. "E.W. They had originated from the Hasidim, the ‘separated ones’, who during the time of fierce religious persecution of the Jews a century or two earlier had stood firm for the Law (the Torah - ‘instruction’ - which was composed of the books of Moses, the first five books in the Bible), for circumcision and for the Sabbath, all of which had put them under sentences of death. ἐν ὕδατι, implies, therefore, that by his baptism he does not lay claim to anything that belongs to the Messiah (the baptism of the Spirit); and this portion refers to the εἰ σὺ οὐκ εἶ ὁ χριστός of John 1:25. 1599-1645. Christ is God’s answer to salvation. BibliographyWesley, John. John 1:32: “John testified saying, ‘I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him.’” The other gospels (Matt. readd. We see how skillfully the plan of the examination had been laid; first of all, the question relative to the mission; then, that which concerned the rite; for the latter depended on the former. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". The Pharisees were probably the most influential religious group in the eyes of the common people. 24. (24) They which were sent.—The best MSS. "Commentary on John 1:24". Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 1:6-8, 19-28 . And John’s administration of this precursory baptism is justified by the fact he immediately states, μέσος ὑμῶν στήκει ὃν ὑμεῖς οὐκ οἴδατε. College Press, Joplin, MO. The reason of this explanation being added is not very clear. John's meaning here can be reduced to two possibilities: Comfort. The reference to "The testimony of John" is to "John the Baptist." The Pharisaic element also was the main one in the deputation which the Sanhedrim had chosen. There is much that is inappropriate in the remarks of expositors, who have not sufficiently attended to the connection: e.g., De Wette overlooks the appropriateness of the answer to the Elias question; Tholuck contents himself with an appeal to the “laconic-comma style” of the Baptist; and Brückner thinks that “John wished to give no definite answer, but yet to indicate his relation to the Messiah, and the fact of his pointing to Him;” while Bäumlein holds that the antithetical clause, ὃς βαπτίσει ἐν πνεύμ. In reply to this objection of the Pharisees (John 1:26) John says: ἐγὼ βαπτίζω … τοῦ ὑποδήματος, “I for my part baptise with water”; the emphatic “I” leading us to expect mention of another with whom a contrast is drawn. μέσος without the spurious δὲ is all the more emphatic; see on John 1:17. Not only did many of His Followers leave, but many of them became hostile. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/john-1.html. “All things were made through Him. Comp. See notes on Matthew 3:7. John 1:24, NLT: "Then the Pharisees who had been sent" John 1:24… They did not believe in the resurrection. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/john-1.html. John 1:1-3. John 7:40, John 16:17; 2 John 1:4; Revelation 2:10. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". 2012. 1840-57. So Euthymius, ἦν γὰρ ὁ χριστὸς ἀναμεμιγμένος τότε τῷ λαῷ.— ὀπίσω μου ἐρχόμενος, denoting the immediate arrival of the Messiah and John’s close connection with Him. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/john-1.html. Christ has prepared a love offering for the world by suffering and dying for sinners. BibliographyVincent, Marvin R. DD. Had they been aware of this presence ( ὑμεῖς emphatic) as John was aware of it, they could not have challenged the baptism of John, because it was the divinely appointed preparation for the Messiah’s advent. 1865-1868. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pnt/john-1.html. τούτου would have been still more emphatic. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/john-1.html. "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". John 7:1-24. John 4:1-24 King James Version (KJV). 2013. BibliographySchaff, Philip. W. McGarvey and Philip Y. Pendleton. Lightfoot (Hor. They who were sent were of the Pharisees — Who were peculiarly tenacious of old customs, and jealous of any innovation (except those brought in by their own scribes) unless the innovator had unquestionable proofs of Divine authority. The emphasizing of the antithesis, however, has brought this μέσος] to the front, because it was the manifestation of the Messiah, already taking place in the very midst of the Jews, which justified John in baptizing. BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. Some argue that because it is said that the Spirit descended as or likea dove, that it wasn’t an actual dove that came down on Jesus. It was the baptizing and not the preaching which caused the greatest perplexity in John's questioners. 1 Corinthians 1:24(NASB) Verse Thoughts Man cannot through his own wisdom, knowledge and learning come to an understanding of the incredible significance of the cross, and the glorious plan of salvation, which the Triune God purposed and planned in the eternal council chambers.. before the foundation of the world. This mode of explaining the intention of the remark in John 1:24 appears to me more natural than that of Weiss and Keil, according to which John would thereby characterize the spirit of unbelief which animated the interrogators of the Baptist. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/john-1.html. 1909-1922. They believed that they were lawful, Mark 7:3-4. John 1:24 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] John 1:24, NIV: "Now the Pharisees who had been sent" John 1:24, ESV: "(Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.)" They which were sent were of the Pharisees — Who were peculiarly tenacious of old customs, and jealous of any innovations, (except those brought in by their own scribes,) unless the innovator had unquestionable proofs of divine authority. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/john-1.html. Challenge. God is more rigorous in his judgment than our own consciences, since he knows the full scope of our sin. Hence the significance of the statements in John 4:1, John 9:13-15, John 12:42; and also of the question which is now addressed to the Baptist. John 1:24 Translation & Meaning. "Commentary on John 1:24". It probably refers to their special jealousy about any innovations on the traditional way of thinking and acting, and to prepare the reader for their question in the next verse. "Commentary on John 1:24". Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website.Original work done by Ernie Stefanik. Periphrastic past perfect passive of αποστελλω — apostellō, Copyright StatementThe Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. This contrast is further signified by the mention of the element of the baptism, ἐν ὕδατι; a merely symbolic element, but also the element by baptism in which preparation for the Messiah was to be made. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. This is also part of what Paul means in Colossians 1:24 when he refers to this suffering taking place “for the sake of the body,” meaning the Body of Christ, the body of believers. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on John 1:24". And he said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness These words are cited by the other evangelists, and applied to John the Baptist; but then they are only to be considered as their citation, and as an application of them to him by them: but here they are used by John himself, who both expresses them, and interprets … Commentary on John 1:19-28 (Read John 1:19-28) John disowns himself to be the Christ, who was now expected and waited for. "Commentary on John 1:24". According to this reading, the participle ἀπεσταλμενοι, sent, is defined by the article οἱ, the; it is the subject of the sentence. Luthardt thinks that it imports, there were some ἀπεσταλμένοι present, who belonged to the sect of the Pharisees ( ἦσαν δὲ καὶ ἐκ τῶν φαρ. John 1:24. καὶ ἀπεσταλμένοι ἦσαν ἐκ τῶν φαρισαίων. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". 3:16; Mark 1:10; Luke 3:22) report that this happened when John baptized Jesus. Paul’s sufferings on behalf of the church were not without purpose. 1914. "Commentary on John 1:24". And they which were sent were of the Pharisees. The evangelist is wont to set down certain, as it were, parentheses, as to causes, as to place, as to occasions, as to ends, as to effects, as to hindrances, of things, actions and speeches, and similar decisions, by means of which the subjects, which are in hand, may the more clearly be understood, John 1:28; John 1:45; John 3:24; John 4:8; John 6:4; John 7:5; John 7:39; John 8:20; John 8:27; John 9:14; John 9:22; John 10:22-23; John 11:13; John 11:30; John 12:33. It was of course right that they should want to ensure that he was a true prophet. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. ἀναμεμιγμένος τότε τῷ λαῷ (Euthymius Zigabenus). John 1:24 ff. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/john-1.html. 1874-1909. 1870. John 1:24. ἐκ τῶν φαρισαίων, of the Pharisees) who made a great point of Jewish baptism; and acknowledged the baptism of John to be a thing of great moment, not to be administered except by one having a Divine mission. The Pharisees were the strict interpreters of the Jewish laws, and John seemed close to violating these. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/john-1.html. Had the Messiah been still far off, that baptism would have lacked its divine necessity; He was, however, standing in their midst, i.e. In John 1:27, after rejecting the words αὐτός ἐστιν and ὃς ἔμπροσ. Question: "What is the meaning of the name Jesus?What does the name Jesus mean?" BibliographyRobertson, A.T. "Commentary on John 1:24". First published online in 1996 at The Restoration Movement Pages. We translate according to the T. R., which is in conformity with the majority of the Mjj., with the Mnn., and with the greater part of the Vss. It was against these ultra-critical Scribes and Pharisees that Jesus made His attacks, for they were the ones who followed Him around and sought to test Him out. In this question the Sadducees felt no interest, for they rejected all such rites at once; but the Pharisees thought it was worth inquiry, and it was a question on which they felt themselves specially called on to act as the guardians of the ceremonies of religion. It is significant that the story of Lazarus, unique to the Gospel of John, is the Gospel reading for the last Sunday in Lent, the Sunday immediately preceding Palm/Passion Sunday. ), not to ὑμεῖς (Godet). Were of the Pharisees] Men of renown in the congregation, for more authority’ sake: and such as by their office were to inquire into new doctrines and their authors. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/john-1.html. John Trapp Complete Commentary. "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/john-1.html. He appears in the desert as a fiery prophet, an Elijah-like figure who wears clothes made of camel’s hair, eats grasshoppers and honey, preaches a message of repentance, and baptizes … Continue reading "Commentary on John … Answer: If ever a name was packed with significance, it is the name Jesus.Scripture says Jesus has been given “the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow—in heaven and on earth … This is the reason why they raise a question about his baptism. "Commentary on John 1:24". In answer to him, Origen. BibliographyGill, John. ἱκανὸς ἵνα, Matthew 8:8, Luke 7:6. αὐτοῦ] placed first for emphasis, and corresponding to the ἐγώ. John 1:24-28. Many of the “Sadducees” came to his baptism Matthew 3:7, but it seems that they did not join in sending to him to know what was the design of John. "The Fourfold Gospel". As this passage patently declares, the Word is Jesus Christ.He is God and is the Creator God of Genesis. Probably the NIV is correct here. Therefore, John the apostle explained the extent and duration of the interview by noting the Pharisees' part in it. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/john-1.html. John 1:24. It is not necessary, however, to think of a second and entirely new deputation. See also Ammonius and Beza quoted in Lampe. The Saviour who will keep his people to the end, will also present them at last to himself, as "a glorious church, not having spot, or … Renewal 1960. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. He was not such a prophet as they expected, who would … What does this verse really mean? I have trouble understanding what John 2:24 and John 2:25 mean. Origen makes this a new deputation: but he is plainly wrong: see the οὖν below. The fact of their unbelief not being noticed in the narrative, did not demand explanation. They were not a large group, possibly numbering around six or seven thousand, but having become convinced that the only hope for the future, and for eternal life, lay in complete fulfilment of the Law of Moses and obedience to the covenant, they had set about that task, and in order to do so hedged the Law around with hundreds of other interpretations of that Law which they sought to fulfil, many of which were not moral but ceremonial. "Frédéric Louis Godet - Commentary on Selected Books". Many became censorious and ultra-critical, including, as was to be expected, many of their great teachers (later given the technical name of ‘the Rabbis’), although not all must be included within this criticism. - Baptism on receiving a proselyte from “paganism” was common before the time of John, but it was not customary to baptize a “Jew.” John had changed the custom. Who were the straitest sect of religion among the Jews; were very zealous of the traditions of the elders, and professed an expectation of the Messiah; and were famous in the nation for their knowledge and learning, as well as for their devotion and sanctity: and many of them were in the sanhedrim, as appears from John 3:1; see Gill on Matthew 3:7. This Gospel begins with beautiful poetic words about Jesus—poetry that does not mention Jesus’ name or describe his visage, … ‘And they had been sent from the Pharisees’. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". 1863-1878. [Note: See Alfred Edersheim, The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, 1:308-35 , for an extended discussion of the differences between the Pharisees, the Sadducees, and the Essenes.]. They observed many. It would be unusual for the writer to interrupt the narrative flow with this relatively insignificant detail, but for him to identify some of John"s examiners as Pharisees makes sense. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/john-1.html. The grammatical form admitting both the relative and pers. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tfg/john-1.html. And some from among the Pharisees had been sent. The inquiry, which proceeds still further, finds a pragmatic issue in pharisaic style (for the Sanhedrim had chosen their deputies from this learned, orthodox, and crafty party). "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". Hence their question. There is no reason why the words should not be taken strictly. Used by Permission. "Commentary on John 1:24". "Commentary on John 1:24". To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, [Note: See Alfred Edersheim, The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, 1:308-35 , for an extended discussion of the differences between the Pharisees, the Sadducees, and the Essenes. 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