The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJohn 6:4
And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.
] This was
the third passover, since our Lord's baptism, and entrance on his
public ministry; see (John 2:13) (5:1) . Whether Christ went up to this
feast is not certain; some think he did not; but from what is said
in (John 7:1) , it looks as if he did: how nigh it was to the feast,
cannot well be said. Thirty days before the feast, they began to
talk about it; and especially in the last fifteen days, they made
preparations for it, as being at hand F2; and if there was now so
long time to it, there was time enough for Jesus to go to it.
F2 T. Bab. Pesach. fol. 6. 1. Maimon. & Bartenora in Misn. Shekalim,
c. 3. sect. 1.