Mark 8:10

10 And immediately he got into 1the boat with his disciples and went to the district of 2Dalmanutha.[a]

Mark 8:10 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 8:10

And straightway he entered into a ship, with his disciples,
&c.] As soon as ever he had, dismissed the multitude, he took shipping with his disciples; for he was at the sea of Galilee, either at a place near it, or upon the shore of it; see ( Mark 7:31 ) ;

and came into the parts of Dalmanutha;
which Matthew calls, "the coasts of Magdala"; (See Gill on Matthew 15:39). The Arabic version reads it, "Magdal"; and in two of Beza's copies it is read, "Madegada"; but the Syriac version reads, "Dalmanutha"; and the Persic, "Dalmanuth"; and the Ethiopic, "Dalmathy": it was a city in the coasts of Magdala, and is thought by Dr. Lightfoot to be the same with Tzalmon, or Salmon, a place often mentioned F6 in the Jewish writings.


F6 Misn. Celaim, c. 4. sect. 9. & Yebarnot, c. 16. sect. 6. T. Bab. Bava Bathra, fol. 82. 2.

Mark 8:10 In-Context

8 And they ate and were satisfied. And they took up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full.
9 And there were about four thousand people. And he sent them away.
10 And immediately he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the district of Dalmanutha.
11 The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him.
12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, "Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation."

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  • [a]. Some manuscripts Magadan, or Magdala
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