The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleLuke 10:38
Now it came to pass as they went…
As Christ and his
disciples went from Jerusalem, having been at the feast of tabernacles,
(John 7:2,10) or at the feast of dedication, (John 10:22) to some
other parts of Judea:
that he entered into a certain village;
called Bethany, which was
about fifteen furlongs, or two miles from Jerusalem, (John 11:1,18)
and a certain woman named Martha.
This is a common name with the Jews;
hence we read of Samuel bar Martha F25, and of Abba bar Martha F26, and
of Isaac bar Martha F1; and of Martha, the daughter of Baithus F2,
who is said to be a rich widow; and this Martha here, is thought by
Grotins to be a widow also, with whom her brother Lazarus, and sister
Mary lived: though sometimes, this name was given to men; so we read of
Martha, F3 the uncle of Rab, who had five brethren; and the same
writer observes F4, that it is not known whether Martha is, a man or a
woman, but this is determined here:
received him into her house;
in a very kind and courteous manner,
she being mistress of it; and having known Christ before, or at least
had heard much of him, and believed in him, as the true Messiah.
F25 T. Bab. Beracot, fol. 13. 2. & 25. 2. & Pesachim, fol. 106. 2.
Yoma, fol. 19. 2. Juchuin, fol. 76. 2.
F26 T. Bab. Sabbat, fol. 121. 2. Juchasin, fol. 72. 2.
F1 T. Bab. Pesachim, fol. 33. 2. Juchasin, fol. 91. 1.
F2 Misn. Yebamot, c. 6. sect. 4. T. Bob. Yoma, fol. 18. 1. Succa, fol.
52. 2. Cetubot, fol. 104. 1. Gittin, fol. 56. 1. Juchasin,
fol. 57. 1.
F3 Juchasin, fol. 99. 1.
F4 lb. fol. 105. 1.
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