In chapter 1, people were astonished because Jesus taught as one who had authority.
In this chapter, people were astonished at his mighty miracles; where did He get this power.
Their limited knowledge of Jesus hindered them from trusting in Him. They saw his wisdom and mighty works, but said
isn’t this just the carpenter, son of Mary?
Some people thought that Jesus was Elijah or one of the prophets; but Herod who had put John the Baptist to death, thought that
Jesus was John the Baptist come back from the dead.