As the chapter opens, Jesus goes again to Jerusalem for "a feast". Because the gospel records Jesus' visit to Jerusalem for the Passover in John 2:13, and another Passover was mentioned in John 6:4, some commentators have speculated whether John 5:1 also referred to a Passover (implying that the events of John 2-6 took place over at least three years), or whether a different feast is indicated. According to Deuteronomy 16:16, "Three times a year all your males shall appear before the Lord your God in the place which He chooses (i. e. Jerusalem): at the Feast of Unleavened Bread, at the Feast of Weeks (Shavuot, or Pentecost), and at the Feast of Tabernacles". Bengel's Gnomen lists a number of authorities for the proposition that the feast referred to was Pentecost. The Pulpit Commentary notes that "the indefinite Greek: ἑορτη has been identified by commentators with every feast in the calendar, so there can be no final settlement of the problem". In verse 9 it is considered a sabbath.