And they came to Jericho
Christ and his disciples, from the coasts of Judea, beyond Jordan, in their way to Jerusalem; where Christ met with Zaccheus and converted him, and after some short stay at his house, departed thence;
and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples, and a great number
which followed him out of that city, to go with him to Jerusalem, being but ten miles off:
blind Bartimeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging;
who was one of the two blind men Matthew makes mention of it, (See Gill on Matthew 20:30).