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John 7:48

Context
NETBible

None of the rulers 1  or the Pharisees have believed in him, have they? 2 

XREF

Jer 5:4,5; Mt 11:25; Joh 7:26,50; Joh 12:42; Ac 6:7; 1Co 1:20,22-28; 1Co 2:8

NET © Notes

sn The chief priests and Pharisees (John 7:45) is a comprehensive term for the groups represented in the ruling council (the Sanhedrin) as in John 7:45; 18:3; Acts 5:22, 26. Likewise the term ruler here denotes a member of the Sanhedrin, the highest legal, legislative, and judicial body among the Jews. Note the same word (“ruler”) is used to describe Nicodemus in John 3:1, and Nicodemus also speaks up in this episode (John 7:50).

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 “have they?”).



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