Matthew 17:1

After six days (meq hmera ex). This could be on the sixth day, but as Luke ( Luke 9:28 ) puts it "about eight days" one naturally thinks of a week as the probable time, though it is not important. Taketh with him (paralambanei). Literally, takes along. Note historical present. These three disciples form an inner group who have shown more understanding of Jesus. So at Gethsemane. Apart (kat idian) means "by themselves" (alone, monou, Mark has it) up (anaperei) into a high mountain, probably Mount Hermon again, though we do not really know. "The Mount of Transfiguration does not concern geography" (Holtzmann).

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