Luke 22:54

54 So they arrested him and led him to the high priest’s home. And Peter followed at a distance.

Luke 22:54 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 22:54

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.

Luke 22:54 In-Context

52 Then Jesus spoke to the leading priests, the captains of the Temple guard, and the elders who had come for him. “Am I some dangerous revolutionary,” he asked, “that you come with swords and clubs to arrest me?
53 Why didn’t you arrest me in the Temple? I was there every day. But this is your moment, the time when the power of darkness reigns.”
54 So they arrested him and led him to the high priest’s home. And Peter followed at a distance.
55 The guards lit a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat around it, and Peter joined them there.
56 A servant girl noticed him in the firelight and began staring at him. Finally she said, “This man was one of Jesus’ followers!”
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