Is this a contradiction in the gospel accounts? Luk 18:35 As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. Luk 18:36 And hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what this meant. Luk 18:37 They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by." Luk 18:38 And he cried out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" vs. Mar 10:46 And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. Mar 10:47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" Mar 10:48 And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" This is an example of why ipsissima vox is so important for gospel studies. Info here.