John Bengel Commentary - Mark 4:35 - 4:35

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John Bengel Commentary - Mark 4:35 - 4:35

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Mar 4:35. Ἐν ἐκείνῃ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ, on that day) See App. Crit. Ed. ii. on this passage. The pronoun ἐκείνῃ, that, does not denote precisely that day on which the Saviour put forth the parables of the sower and the rest of the parables, as Grotius, besides other commentators, acknowledge; but, with less definiteness, is to be referred to a day marked in the former course of this gospel, namely, ch. Mar 2:1. So Jdg 13:10, ביום, LXX. ἐν ἡμέρᾳ, or, as it is better read in the Cod. Alex. τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ. So Mat 24:48, ὁ κακὸς δοῦλος ἐκεῖνος.[41] And indeed Mark applies ἐκεῖνος in various senses; see notes ch. Mar 2:20, Mar 13:24. As to the time of this voyage, comp. Harmon. Evang. § 49.

[41] Where the more immediate antecedent to ἐκεῖνος is the faithful and wise servant, and the antecedent intended must be supplied from the course of the previous discourse, Mar 4:38-39, etc.-ED.