How many loaves did they have? (Mk 8:5-8:5)

“Jesus asked them.

‘How many loaves

Do you have?’

They said.

‘Seven!’”

 

καὶ ἠρώτα αὐτούς Πόσους ἔχετε ἄρτους; οἱ δὲ εἶπαν Ἑπτά.

 

Matthew, chapter 15:34, has a similar statement about these 7 loaves of bread.  Jesus asked his disciples (καὶ ἠρώτα αὐτούς Πόσους) how many loaves of bread that they had (Πόσους ἔχετε ἄρτους).  They responded that they had 7 loaves (οἱ δὲ εἶπαν Ἑπτά).  Mark did not mention the fish here that Matthew mentioned.  The earlier multiplication of bread had 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish.

Seven loaves (Mt 15:34-15:34)

“Jesus asked them.

‘How many loaves have you?’

They said.

‘Seven,

And a few small fish.’”

 

καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς Πόσους ἄρτους ἔχετε; οἱ δὲ εἶπαν Ἑπτά, καὶ ὀλίγα ἰχθύδια.

 

Mark, chapter 8:5, has a similar statement about the 7 loaves of bread.  Jesus asked his disciples (καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς) how many loaves of bread that they had (Πόσους ἄρτους ἔχετε).  They responded that they had 7 loaves (οἱ δὲ εἶπαν Ἑπτά) and a few small fish (καὶ ὀλίγα ἰχθύδια).  The earlier multiplication of bread in chapter 14:17 had 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish.