The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJohn 6:1
After these things…
After Christ's curing the man at
Bethesda's pool, and the vindication of himself for doing it or the
sabbath day, and for asserting his equality with God; near a year
after these things: for these were done at the feast of the
passover, and now it was near another; and what is related here, was
after the death of John the Baptist, and when the disciples had
returned from preaching in the several cities and towns, where
Christ afterwards went, and had given an account of their success;
see (Matthew 14:12,13) (Mark 6:30,31) (Luke 9:10) . Quickly after the passover
was ended, Christ departed from Jerusalem, and went into Galilee,
and preached in the several cities and towns in those parts, and
wrought many miracles: and after these things, in process of time,
Jesus went over the sea of Galilee;
the same with the lake of
Gennesaret, (Luke 5:1) ;
which is [the sea] of Tiberias;
and is frequently so called by the
Jewish writers F24, who often make mention of (lv hmy hyrbj) , "the sea
of Tiberias"; and by other writers, it is called the lake of
Tiberias F25; Pliny, who calls it the lake of Genesara F26, says,
``it was sixteen miles long, and six broad, and was beset
with very pleasant towns; on the east were Julias and
Hippo, and on the south Tarichea, by which name some call
the lake, and on the west Tiberias, wholesome for the hot
And these are the waters which the Jews call (ayrbjd Nyowmyd) , or,
(ymx) , the hot baths of Tiberias F1; and from the city of Tiberias
built by Herod, and called so in honour of Tiberius Caesar, the sea
took its name.
F24 T. Bab. Bava Kama, fol. 81. 2. & Bava Bathra, fol. 74. 2. Becorot,
fol. 55. 1. Megilla, fol. 5. 2. & 6. 1. Moed. Katon, fol. 18. 2. &
T. Hieros. Kilaim, fol. 32. 3. & Erubin, fol. 25. 2.
F25 Solin, c. 48. Pausan. l. 5. p. 298.
F26 Lib. 5. c. 15.
F1 T. Hieros. Peah, fol 21. 2. & Sheviith, fol. 38. 4. Kiddushin, fol.
61. 1. R. Benj. Itinerar. p. 53.
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