Commentary Critical and Explanatory
on the Whole Bible
RESURRECTION OF THE
The time of this alarm of Herod Antipas appears to have been during the
mission of the Twelve, and shortly after the Baptist--who had been in
prison for probably more than a year--had been cruelly put to death.
Herod's Theory of the Works of Christ
(Mt 14:1, 2).
1. At that time Herod the tetrarch--Herod Antipas, one of the three
sons of Herod the Great, and own brother of Archelaus
who ruled as ethnarch over Galilee and Perea.
heard of the fame of Jesus--"for His name was spread abroad"
2. And said unto his servants--his counsellors or court-ministers.
This is John the Baptist: he is risen from the dead, &c.--The murdered
prophet haunted his guilty breast like a specter and seemed to him alive
again and clothed with unearthly powers in the person of Jesus.
Account of the Baptist's Imprisonment and Death
For the exposition of this portion, see on
HEARING OF THE
For the exposition of this section--one of the very few where all the
four Evangelists run parallel--see on
CROSSES TO THE
SIDE OF THE
WALKING ON THE
For the exposition, see on
28. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it is thou, bid me
come to thee on the water--(Also see on
29. And he said, Come. And when Peter had come down out of the boat.
he walked on the water, to go to Jesus--(Also see on
30. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and
beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me--(Also see on
31. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and
caught him, and said to him, O thou of little faith, why didst thou
doubt?--(Also see on
32. And when they had come into the boat, the wind ceased--(Also