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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 4642 fish
4642 fish

4642 fish

A basic ingredient of diet in biblical times. Fishing was regarded as a trade rather than a recreation.

Fish as part of God’s creation

Ge 1:20-22 See also Ge 1:26; Ge 9:2; 1Ki 4:33; Ps 8:8; 1Co 15:39

Fish as food

Mt 7:9-10 pp Lk 11:11 Mt 14:17 pp Mk 6:38 pp Lk 9:16 pp Jn 6:9 See also Nu 11:5; Ne 13:16; Mt 15:34 pp Mk 8:7; Lk 24:42; Jn 21:13

Rules about eating fish

Lev 11:9-12; Dt 14:9-10

Fish related to judgment

Ex 7:18; Isa 19:8 See also Ps 105:29; Isa 50:2; Hos 4:3; Zep 1:3

Fish as the object of pagan worship

Dt 4:15-18 See also Jdg 16:23 Dagon was the fish god.

Fish involved in miracles

Jnh 1:17; Lk 5:4-7 See also Mt 14:19-21 pp Mk 6:39-44 pp Lk 9:14-17 pp Jn 6:10-13; Mt 15:35-38 pp Mk 8:7-9; Mt 17:24-27; Jn 21:5-6

Figurative uses of fish

Fish as a symbol of entrapment Ecc 9:12 See also Eze 29:4-5; Hab 1:14-17

Fish as a symbol of the kingdom of God Mt 13:47-48 See also Eze 47:10

Fish as a symbol of the resurrection Mt 12:40

Fishermen as the first disciples

Mt 4:18 pp Mk 1:16

Figurative use of fishermen

Jer 16:16; Mt 4:19 Describing the disciples’evangelistic role.

See also

2351Christ, miracles
8747false gods

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