Incidentally, Mark’s language at this point is awkward. This may best be explained as an inept transfer into indirect speech of a firsthand report by Peter: “We came into our house with James and John…” This is one of those narratives where we get very close to an eyewitness. See Vincent Taylor, The Gospel According to Mark (London, 1963), pp. 178–179. The skepticism of Strickert (Bethsaida, p. 26) is entirely unwarranted.