He set his face. The context of ls.50:7 calls for
careful study; cp. also ls.49:4 and Jer.21 :10 which in LXX has the same words.
For the last great campaign by Jesus consider Lk.10:1,2; 13:8; 15 :28;23
:5;Jn.9:4; 11 :4.
They did not receive him. See Josephus B.J. 2 :12 :3ff
for details of a great quarrel between Jewish pilgrims and Samaritans, which led
to Felix being made governor. The Greek here is literally: his face was going
to Jerusalem. Compare identical words (in LXX) of Hushai addressing Absalom
as though he were King of Israel: "I counsel. . . that thy face go to the
battle" (2 Sam. 17 :11). That Luke should use this Hebraism, and several others,
in this part of his record means a remarkable familiarity with the Septuagint
Version. Wilfred Ali has suggested, with fair reason, that Luke was a
Unto Jerusalem. Those Samaritans who had heard reports
of Jn.4 :21 would find Christ's present journey hard to understand.