Fishing is mentioned numerous times throughout the Gospels. Small fish were used in the miraculous feeding of two large crowds of people (Mt 14:16-21, 15:34-38). Large fish were also caught (Jn 21:11). Fish were caught by line, or by casting nets often from boats (Mt 4:18, 17:27; Lk 5:4). The Sea of Galilee was the source of an abundance of fish yet none can live in the very salty waters of the Dead Sea. Jonah was swallowed by a large sea creature – some versions call it a large fish, others a whale (Jnh 1:17).
Am I developing my human fishing abilities?
term is often used today to describe soul winning, along with the symbol of a fish. The first letter of the Greek words for “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour” form the word for fish in Greek. This was sometimes used as a secret sign by first century Christians under persecution.