Andrew and Jesus find out about the Greeks (Jn 12:22-12:22)

“Philip went

And told Andrew.

Then Andrew

Went with Philip.

They told Jesus.”

ἔρχεται ὁ Φίλιππος καὶ λέγει τῷ Ἀνδρέᾳ· ἔρχεται Ἀνδρέας καὶ Φίλιππος καὶ λέγουσιν τῷ Ἰησοῦ.

Then John uniquely indicated that Philip (ὁ Φίλιππος) went (ἔρχεται) and told (καὶ λέγει) Andrew (τῷ Ἀνδρέᾳ·).  Then Andrew (Ἀνδρέας) and Philip (καὶ Φίλιππος) went (ἔρχεται) and told (καὶ λέγουσιν) Jesus (τῷ Ἰησοῦ).  Philip had a Greek name that meant horse lover, so that the Greeks might have trusted him.  Philip and Andrew were friends from the same town in Bethsaida as in chapter 1:44.  There was no mention of Peter here, just these two home town buddies going to see Jesus to tell him about these Greeks who wanted to see him.  Were these Greeks the Jewish Hellenists or the learned people of the area, since Greek was considered the educated language?  There was no indication of a direct response to them, positive or negative.  Instead, Jesus turned to another subject, his glorification.  Do you respond to everybody who wants to talk to you?

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