The Art of Fishing in Easton's Bible Dictionary
was prosecuted with great industry in the waters of Israel.
It was from the fishing-nets that Jesus called his
(Mark 1:16-20), and it was in a fishing-boat he
winds and the waves (Matt. 8:26) and delivered that
series of prophecies recorded in Matt. 13. He twice
fed multitudes with fish and bread (Matt. 14:19;
15:36). It was
in the mouth of a fish that the tribute-money was
17:27). And he "ate a piece of broiled fish" with
after his resurrection (Luke 24:42, 43; comp. Acts
1:3). At the
Sea of Tiberias (John 21:1-14), in obedience to his
the disciples cast their net "on the right side of
and enclosed so many that "they were not able to
draw it for the
multitude of fishes."
Two kinds of fishing-nets are mentioned in the New
(1.) The casting-net (Matt. 4:18; Mark 1:16).
(2.) The drag-net or seine (Matt. 13:48).
Fish were also caught by the fishing-hook (Matt.
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