John 6:16

When evening came (w opsia egeneto). "The late hour" (wra understood), and so in late Greek the adjective is used as a substantive. It is late evening (real evening), not the early evening in mid-afternoon ( Matthew 14:15 ). The disciples were in no hurry to start back to Bethsaida in Galilee ( Mark 6:45 ), Capernaum in John ( John 6:17 ).

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