But observe the wisdom of the Evangelist, how he is not ashamed to parade their former ignorance. That it was written they knew, that it was written of Him they knew not. For it would have offended them if He being a King were about to suffer such things, and be so betrayed.
-St. John Chrysostom, Homily 66 on John 12, 2. B#58, p.245., 4th Century