John 7:41

7:41 Others said, “This is the Christ!” But still others said, “No, for the Christ doesn’t come from Galilee, does he?

tn Or “the Messiah” (Both Greek “Christ” and Hebrew and Aramaic “Messiah” mean “one who has been anointed”).

sn See the note on Christ in 1:20.

tn An initial negative reply (“No”) is suggested by the causal or explanatory γάρ (gar) which begins the clause.

tn Questions prefaced with μή (mh) in Greek anticipate a negative answer. This can sometimes be indicated by using a “tag” at the end in English (here the tag is “does he?”).