The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleLuke 18:36
And hearing the multitude pass by…
as the Syriac version expresses it; the noise of their feet, and
especially of their tongues;
he asked what it meant?
what was the meaning of this concourse of
people, and of this clamorous noise; or, as the Syriac version reads,
"who it should be?" what person of note was passing by, that there
was such a multitude after him? to which the answer best agrees.