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After two days was the feast of the passover. See notes on Matthew 26:1-16. Compare John 12:1-8. The action of the Sanhedrim was taken on Wednesday, the Anointing took place the Saturday before, and is brought up here on account of its connection with the bargain Judas made with the chief priests.
They came to a place which was named Gethsemane. See notes on Mat 26:36-46, where the fullest account of the agony is given. Compare Luk 22:40-46. Luke only speaks of the "sweat, as it were drops of blood."
While he yet spake, cometh Judas. For the Betrayal and Arrest, see notes on Mat 26:47-56. Compare Luk 22:47-53; Joh 18:1-12. See notes on John. Mar 14:51-52 are peculiar to Mark. Some have supposed the certain young man to be Mark. This is only conjecture. The incident may have been introduced to show the rudeness of the assailants and to emphasize the escape of all the disciples from so wanton an attack. The linen cloth was a night robe.
He wept. The form of the Greek verb (imperfect) implies that he continued weeping. "It is a touching and beautiful tradition, true to the sincerity of his repentance, if not as a historical reality, that, all his life long, the remembrance of this night never left him, and that, morning by morning, he rose at the hour when the look of his Master had entered his soul, to pray once more for pardon."--Geikie.
These files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website.
Original work done by Ernie Stefanik. First published online in 1996 at The Restoration Movement Pages.
Johnson, Barton W. "Commentary on Mark 14". "People's New Testament". https://studylight.org/
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