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Jesus and the Samaritan Woman

The Pharisees heard that Jesus was winning and baptizing more disciples than John.

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Jesus and the Woman of Samaria

Now when Jesus[a] learned that the Pharisees had heard, “Jesus is making and baptizing more disciples than John”

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Footnotes

  1. John 4:1 Other ancient authorities read the Lord

When Yeshua learned that the P’rushim had heard he was making and immersing more talmidim than Yochanan

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The Woman at the Well

1-3 Jesus realized that the Pharisees were keeping count of the baptisms that he and John performed (although his disciples, not Jesus, did the actual baptizing). They had posted the score that Jesus was ahead, turning him and John into rivals in the eyes of the people. So Jesus left the Judean countryside and went back to Galilee.

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