23:7 When 1 he learned that he was from Herod’s jurisdiction, 2 he sent him over to Herod, 3 who also happened to be in Jerusalem 4 at that time. 23:8 When 5 Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, for he had long desired to see him, because he had heard about him and was hoping to see him perform 6 some miraculous sign. 7
1 tn Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style.
2 sn Learning that Jesus was from Galilee and therefore part of Herod’s jurisdiction, Pilate decided to rid himself of the problem by sending him to Herod.
4 sn Herod would probably have come to Jerusalem for the feast, although his father was only half Jewish (Josephus, Ant. 14.15.2 [14.403]). Josephus does mention Herod’s presence in Jerusalem during a feast (Ant. 18.5.3 [18.122]).
5 tn Here δέ (de) has not been translated.
6 tn Grk “to see some sign performed by him.” Here the passive construction has been translated as an active one in keeping with contemporary English style.