The Jews divided the day into twelve hours, with the sixth hour being noon. There were four watches of three hours each, after the military pattern. In the gospel of John, Jesus' ‘hour’ refers to his passion, death, and resurrection. These are considered to be his ‘hour’ of exaltation and glorification and the whole gospel seems to be looking forward to this ‘hour’ from the wedding day at Cana (John 2: 4), through the attempted arrest in the Temple (John 7: 30), and the last visit to Jerusalem (John 12: 27) to the discourse in the Upper Room (John 16: 32).