The synoptic gospels speak of the healing of the two blind men when Jesus entered Jericho, as well as when He was leaving Jericho. How can both accounts be true?

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Concerning the seeming discrepancy of exactly where the two blind men were healed, as any visit to Israel will show, there were two Jerichos in the first century. There was the Old Testament Jericho, located where it always was and remains; and there was a New Testament Jericho, built by Herod the Great about five miles from the original. At the time of this particular miracle, Yeshua was moving from north to south, heading for Jerusalem. What this means is that the blind men met Him as He was coming out of Old Jericho and going toward New Jericho. Both gospel statements, then, are true, as it is all a matter of whether the writer was referring to Old or New Jericho.

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