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.