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Luke 23:7-8

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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.

3 sn Herod was Herod Antipas, son of Herod the Great. See the note on Herod in 3:1.

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]).

map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

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.

7 sn Herod, hoping to see him perform some miraculous sign, seems to have treated Jesus as a curiosity (cf. 9:7-9).



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