Vincent Word Studies - John 7:49 - 7:49

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This people (ὁ ὄχλος οὗτος)

Better, multitude, as contrasted with the orthodox Jews. See on Joh 1:19.


As specimens of Rabbinical utterances concerning this class may be cited the expressions vermin, people of the earth, and the saying, “the ignorant is impious; only the learned shall have part in the resurrection.” Even more abusive and abominable is this: “He shall not take a daughter of the people of the earth, because they are an abomination, and their wives are an abomination, and concerning their daughters it is said, Deu 27:21” - !