6:17 got into a boat, and started to cross the lake 1 to Capernaum. 2 (It had already become dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.) 3
6:24 So when the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats 4 and came to Capernaum 5 looking for Jesus.
1 tn Or “sea.” See the note on “lake” in the previous verse.
3 sn This is a parenthetical note by the author.
4 tn Or “embarked in the boats.”
6 tn Grk “He”; the referent (Jesus) is specified in the translation for clarity.
7 sn A synagogue was a place for Jewish prayer and worship, with recognized leadership (cf. Luke 8:41). Though the origin of the synagogue is not entirely clear, it seems to have arisen in the postexilic community during the intertestamental period. A town could establish a synagogue if there were at least ten men. In normative Judaism of the NT period, the OT scripture was read and discussed in the synagogue by the men who were present (see the Mishnah, m. Megillah 3-4; m. Berakhot 2).