John 7:14

14 About the middle of the festival Jesus went up into the temple and began to teach.

John 7:14 Meaning and Commentary

John 7:14

Now about the midst of the feast
About the fourth day of it, for it lasted eight days; this might be on the sabbath day, which sometimes was (gxh Kwtb) , "in the middle of the feast" F14; and the rather, since it follows,

Jesus went up into the temple;
as the Lord and proprietor of it, and as was his usual method; he had for some reasons kept himself retired till now, and now he appeared publicly:

and taught
the people his doctrine; he expounded the Scriptures, gave the true sense of them, and instructed the people out of them.


FOOTNOTES:

F14 Misa. Succa, c. 5. sect. 5.

John 7:14 In-Context

12 And there was considerable complaining about him among the crowds. While some were saying, "He is a good man," others were saying, "No, he is deceiving the crowd."
13 Yet no one would speak openly about him for fear of the Jews.
14 About the middle of the festival Jesus went up into the temple and began to teach.
15 The Jews were astonished at it, saying, "How does this man have such learning, when he has never been taught?"
16 Then Jesus answered them, "My teaching is not mine but his who sent me.