We pick up the story after Jesus has entered Jerusalem; His “Triumphal Entry”. The news of His having raised Lazarus has spread like wildfire through the region and people are flocking to Jesus like never before, some just to have a look and others in faith. The reaction of the Pharisees in verse 19 is classic: “See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!” Yes, they must put a stop to this business, pronto! Our text begins with some Greeks who are present for Passover who approach Phillip asking to meet with Jesus. It would seem that they were not Greek speaking Jews, but Gentile Greeks. Notice that they approach Phillip who goes to Andrew. Phillip and Andrew are not only from Galilee like these Greeks, but they have Greek names, the only two amongst the disciples. They are “Hellenized” Jews which is to say that they have adopted Greek culture while remaining Jews. Thus, it is believed that they took Greek names and most likely are Greek in dress and hair style.
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- The Life Project. 2016. The Hour has Come | The Life Project. [ONLINE] Available at:https://lifereference.wordpress.com/2016/10/08/the-hour-has-come-2/. [Accessed 09 October 2016].