But when it was now in the midst of the feast (hdh de th eorth mesoush). Literally, "But feast being already midway." Genitive absolute, present active participle, of mesow, old verb from meso, in LXX, here only in N.T. The feast of tabernacles was originally seven days, but a last day (verse Mark 37 ; Leviticus 23:36 ) was added, making eight in all. And taught (kai edidasken). Imperfect active of didaskw, probably inchoative, "began to teach." He went up (anebh, effective aorist, arrived). The leaders had asked (verse Leviticus 11 ) where Jesus was. There he was now before their very eyes.