John 10:23

23 and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon’s Colonnade.

John 10:23 in Other Translations

23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.
23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon.
23 He was in the Temple, walking through the section known as Solomon’s Colonnade.
23 Jesus was strolling in the Temple across Solomon's Porch.
23 Jesus was walking in the temple complex in Solomon's Colonnade.

John 10:23 Meaning and Commentary

John 10:23

And Jesus walked in the temple
To keep himself warm, and to secure him the better from the inclemency of the weather:

in Solomon's porch;
which was covered over, and the outside of it was enclosed with a wall, which made it very convenient for such a purpose: this was on the outside of the temple eastward, and was a very magnificent structure: the account Josephus F14 gives of it is this;

``there was a porch without the temple, overlooking a deep valley, supported by walls of four hundred cubits, made of four square stone, very white; the length of each stone was twenty cubits, and the breadth six; the work of king Solomon, who first founded the whole temple.''

Now, though this was not the porch that was built by Solomon, yet as it was built on the same spot, and in imitation of it, it bore his name; mention is made of it in ( Acts 3:11 ) ( 5:12 ) .


F14 Antiqu. l. 20. c. 8. sect. 7.

John 10:23 In-Context

21 But others said, “These are not the sayings of a man possessed by a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?”
22 Then came the Festival of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter,
23 and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon’s Colonnade.
24 The Jews who were there gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.”
25 Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify about me,

Cross References 1

  • 1. Acts 3:11; Acts 5:12
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