The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleMatthew 20:29
And as they departed from Jericho…
Which, was distant
about ten parsas, or miles, from Jerusalem F9, through which Christ
just passed, and had met with Zacchaeus, and called him, and delivered
the parable concerning a nobleman's going into a far country. The
Syriac and Persic versions render the words, "when Jesus departed from
Jericho"; and the Arabic, "when he went out of Jericho"; not alone,
but "with his disciples", as Mark says; and not with them only, for a
great multitude followed him out of the city; either to hear him, or
be healed by him, or to see him, or behold his miracles, or to
accompany him to Jerusalem; whither he was going to keep the feast
of the passover, and where they might be in some expectation he would
set up his kingdom. The Ethiopic version reads it, "as they went out
from Jerusalem", contrary to all copies and versions.
F9 Bartenora in Misn. Taraid, c. 3. sect. 8.