Then took they him, and led him
The band of soldiers, the captain, and the officers of the Jews, laid hold on Jesus, and bound him, ( John 18:12 ) and led him out of the garden; notwithstanding the miracle he had wrought, and the humanity he had shown in healing the servant's ear; and notwithstanding his moving address to the chiefs of them; and indeed, this was a confirmation of his last words; for by this it appeared, that now was their time, and power was given to them, as the emissaries of Satan, to act against him: and brought him into the high priest's house;
where the sanhedrim were assembled; but this was not in the temple where they used to sit: it is true, indeed, that the chamber in the temple, called the chamber "Parhedrin", or "Palhedrin", was, (hryd tyb) , "the dwelling house" of the high priest, seven days before the day of atonement F11; and this was also called the "chamber of the counsellors" F12; so that had the time of year agreed, it might have been thought that this was the place that Jesus was led to; but here the high priest did not usually dwell, and it is manifestly distinguished from his own house: for it is said F13,
``seven days before the day of atonement, they separate, or remove the high priest, (wtybm) , "from his house", to the chamber of "Palhedrin";''(See Gill on Matthew 26:3). And Peter followed afar off;
(See Gill on Matthew 26:58).
F11 T. Bab. Yoma, fol. 10. 1. Maimon. Hilch, Mezuza, c. 6. sect. 6.
F12 T. Bab, Yoma, fol. 8. 2.
F13 Misna Yoma, c. 1. sect. 1.