1. Exposition

Where did the Pharisees come from?

Mark 8:11 (ESV)

11 The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him.

We are not told specifically where the Pharisees came from. They must have heard that Jesus arrived in Dalmanutha (perhaps an area near the southern end of the plain of Gennesaret). The last time when Jesus was in Gennesaret (Mark 6:53) he was also met by Pharisees (Mark 7:1). In that instance, they had come down from Jerusalem.