“And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home.” ‭‭Mark‬ ‭2:1‬ ‭

Mark expects the reader to know the house in question. How likely is it that it was his own house?

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We are not told the answer to this question so we do not know. The "home" in Mark 2:1 refers to Jesus' home town.

Note the helpful comments of Ellicott -

(1) And again he entered into Capernaum.—See Notes on Matthew 9:1-8. St. Mark alone names Capernaum, St. Matthew describing it as “His own city.” The house may have been Peter’s, as before in Mark 1:29.

The Expositor's Commentary is similar:

the house Either His own house, which He occupied with His mother and His brethren (Mark 3:21), or possibly that of St Peter.

  • The home refers to the house which would later have a hole made in its roof. And it went from a house he could go back to (whether his own or another’s) to no where to lay his head. Jul 29, 2022 at 16:12

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