Jesus traveled to the other side (Mk 8:13-8:13)

“Jesus left them.

He got into

The boat again.

He went across

To the other side.”

 

καὶ ἀφεὶς αὐτοὺς πάλιν ἐμβὰς ἀπῆλθεν εἰς τὸ πέραν.

 

This a unique but yet common phrase of Mark.  Jesus left an ambiguous them (καὶ ἀφεὶς αὐτοὺς), without indicating that it was the Pharisees or a crowd.  Then he embarked on the boat again (πάλιν ἐμβὰς).  He went across to the other side (ἀπῆλθεν εἰς τὸ πέραν).  Jesus leaving by way of a boat to cross the Sea of Galilee was a predominant theme of Mark.  Quite often, it was with an unclear destination, just across the sea, or the other side as here.