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John 4:6


Jacob’s well was there, so Jesus, since he was tired from the journey, sat right down beside 1  the well. It was about noon. 2 


Mt 4:2; Mt 8:24; Mt 27:45; Lu 2:7; Lu 9:58; Joh 11:9; 2Co 8:9; Heb 2:17; Heb 4:15

NET © Notes

tn Grk “on (ἐπί, epi) the well.” There may have been a low stone rim encircling the well, or the reading of Ì66 (“on the ground”) may be correct.

tn Grk “the sixth hour.”

sn It was about noon. The suggestion has been made by some that time should be reckoned from midnight rather than sunrise. This would make the time 6 a.m. rather than noon. That would fit in this passage but not in John 19:14 which places the time when Jesus is condemned to be crucified at “the sixth hour.”

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