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While some have argued for some kind of symbolism in the number shown here, there is no direct support from the text. The notes from the Net Bible indicate the following direct implications: This may have been a larger-than-average catch (especially in context of the following phrase - the net didn't tear under the load) This may be indicative of blessing ...


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Short Answer: Many have come up with various numerological interpretations of the number 153 in John. I believe this to be reading into the text things not intended by the author. As the two previous answers to this questions illustrate well, this numerological method allows for several different interpretations of the same passage. Each of the words in ...


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There are only two possibilities: Jesus healed him, but the healing didn't 'take. Jesus did not heal him. 1 is improbable, so what are the reasons that Jesus wouldn't have healed him? a. They didn't cross paths. Though possible is not probable. b. They crossed paths but Jesus chose not to heal him. This occurs other places: Mt 13.58 And he did ...


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As far as I can find out, this is the only time "153" appears in the Bible. I searched through some of the apocryphal books too. Here's a wiki page on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/153_(number)#In_the_Bible I don't really care for all the square-root-of-the-triangular-circle-number woowoo stuff, but the fact that It has also been noted that the ...


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This encounter was specifically sat up to restore Peter. He was initially called to follow Jesus after the Lord borrowed his boat. Sowing into Christ's ministry in this way yielded the remarkable catch of fish. After which Peter, James and John forsook their nets and followed Him. This encounter is the same: a calling to once again return to His work. But ...


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The Scene John didn't miss the significance of the miracle. A mysterious man on the shore had told them where to cast their net, and the catch was amazing. John knew, it was the Lord standing there on the shore! This was clearly an emotional moment -- especially for Peter, who immediately cast himself into the sea in order to get to Him quicker, even ...



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