The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJohn 10:23
And Jesus walked in the temple…
To keep himself warm,
and to secure him the better from the inclemency of the weather:
in Solomon's porch;
which was covered over, and the outside of it
was enclosed with a wall, which made it very convenient for such a
purpose: this was on the outside of the temple eastward, and was a
very magnificent structure: the account Josephus F14 gives of it is
``there was a porch without the temple, overlooking a deep
valley, supported by walls of four hundred cubits, made of
four square stone, very white; the length of each stone
was twenty cubits, and the breadth six; the work of king
Solomon, who first founded the whole temple.''
Now, though this was not the porch that was built by Solomon, yet as
it was built on the same spot, and in imitation of it, it bore his
name; mention is made of it in (Acts 3:11) (5:12) .
F14 Antiqu. l. 20. c. 8. sect. 7.