9:7 Now Herod 1 the tetrarch 2 heard about everything that was happening, and he was thoroughly perplexed, 3 because some people were saying that John 4 had been raised from the dead, 9:8 while others were saying that Elijah 5 had appeared, and still others that one of the prophets of long ago had risen. 6
3 tn Or “was very confused.” See L&N 32.10 where this verse is given as an example of the usage.
6 sn The phrase had risen could be understood to mean “had been resurrected,” but this is only a possible option, not a necessary one, since the phrase could merely mean that a figure had appeared on the scene who mirrored an earlier historical figure. The three options of vv. 7-8 will be repeated in v. 19.