And when they had passed over
The lake of Gennesaret, or sea of "Galilee",
they came into the land of Gennesaret; (See Gill on Matthew 14:34); to Capernaum, as appears from ( John 6:17 John 6:24 ) for Capernaum was in the land of Gennesaret; to which agrees what Josephus says, that the land of Gennesaret was watered with a very excellent spring, which the inhabitants of that place called Capernaum F8:
and drew to the shore:
this is omitted in the Syriac and Persic versions: and the Arabic reads, "and they cast anchors".
F8 De Bello Jud. l. 3. c. 35.