The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJohn 6:25
And when they had found him on the other side of the sea,
&c.] At Capernaum, and in the synagogue there; see (John 6:59) .
They said unto him, Rabbi;
or "master", a name now much in use with
the Jewish doctors, and by which they delighted to be called; and
these men being convinced by the miracle, that Christ was that
prophet that should come, honour him with this title, saying,
when camest thou hither?
since he did not go with his disciples, and
there was no other boat that went off the night before, but that in
which they went; and they came over in the first that came out that
morning, and he did not come in any of them; and therefore it was
amazing to them, both when and how he came, since they could not
devise how he should get there by shipping, and also how he should
so soon get there on foot.