1 Samuel 15:35
1 Kings 15:14
2 Kings 18:5
2 Kings 24:6
- Matthew 20:29-34
- "And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. And, behold, two blind men . . . cried out . . . so Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him."
- Mark 10:46-52
- "And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho . . . blind Bartimaeus . . . began to cry out . . . And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole."
- Luke 18:35-43
- "And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man . . . cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me . . . And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee."
- In Matthew's account two blind men are healed, whereas in the accounts of Mark and Luke only one blind man is mentioned.
- Matthew and Mark place the healing when Jesus was departing from Jericho, whereas Luke places the healing when Jesus was coming to Jericho.
- If two blind men were healed, then certainly one was healed. The Gospel writers did not include all that Jesus did and said. (cf. John 21:25).
- It is perfectly possible that Jesus healed "a certain blind man" as he was come nigh to Jericho (Luke's account), and then healed two more blind men (one of whom was blind Bartimaeus, Mark's account) as he was leaving Jericho.