Jesus returned to his home in Capernaum (Mk 2:1-2:1)

“When Jesus returned

To Capernaum,

After some days.

It was reported

That he was at home.”


Καὶ εἰσελθὼν πάλιν εἰς Καφαρναοὺμ δι’ ἡμερῶν ἠκούσθη ὅτι ἐν οἴκῳ ἐστίν.


Matthew, chapter 9:1, has something similar where Jesus returned to his home in Capernaum, but Matthew had Jesus return from a boat trip on the Sea of Galilee.  Both here and there, there was an indication that Capernaum has become the home of Jesus.  Mark said here that when Jesus returned to Capernaum again (Καὶ εἰσελθὼν πάλιν εἰς Καφαρναοὺμ), after some days on the road (δι’ ἡμερῶν), it was reported or people heard that he was at home in his house (ἠκούσθη ὅτι ἐν οἴκῳ ἐστίν).  Thus, Capernaum, according to Matthew, had become his own home town (εἰς τὴν ἰδίαν πόλιν).  Mark mentions that he was in his house or home (ἐν οἴκῳ) that was in Capernaum.

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