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Where did Jesus go following the feeding of the 4000?

Posted on Nov.12, 2009. Filed in Mark, Matthew. Average rating: 1.0 / 10 (Rate It).

Following the feeding of the four thousand, Jesus crossed the Sea of Galilee. But where did he go?

According to Matthew, Jesus went to the region of Magadan:

“After sending away the crowds, he got into the boat and went to the region of Magadan.” [Matthew15:39, NRSV]

According to Mark, Jesus went to the district of Dalmanutha:

“And immediately he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the district of Dalmanutha.” [Mark 8:10, NRSV]

So where did Jesus go following the feeding of the four thousand, the region of Magadan or the district of Dalmanutha?

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    WisdomLover

    Most commentators I’ve read agree with the inerrantist response above. The place is also identified by many as Magdala. The Byzantine text for the Matthew passage actually says “Magdala” rather than “Magadan”.

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