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Bartimaeus in Wikipedia
Each of the three synoptic gospels tells of Jesus healing the
blind near Jericho, as he passed through that town, shortly
before his passion.
Mark 10:46-52 tells only of a man named Bartimaeus (literally
"Son of Timaeus") being present, as Jesus left Jericho, making
him one of the few named people to be miraculously cured by
Jesus. Matthew 20:29-34 is a similar account of two blind men
being healed outside of Jericho, but gives no names. Luke
18:35-43 also tells of two unnamed blind men, but seems to
place the event instead as when Jesus approached Jericho.
These men together would be the second of two healings of
blind men on Jesus' journey from the start of his travels from
Bethsaida (in Mark 8:22-26 ) to Jerusalem, via Jericho. It
is possible, though not certain, that Bartimaeus heard about
the first healing, and so knew of Jesus' reputation....