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fish'-er fish'-er-man (dayyagh, dawwagh; halieus; Westcott and Hort, The New Testament in Greek haleeus):

Although but few references to fishermen are made in the Bible, these men and their calling are brought into prominence by Jesus' call to certain Galilee fishermen to become His disciples (Matthew 4:18, 19 Mark 1:16, 17). Fishermen, then as now, formed a distinct class. The strenuousness of the work (Luke 5:2) ruled out the weak and indolent. They were crude in manner, rough in speech and in their treatment of others (Luke 9:49, 54 John 18:10). James and John before they became tempered by Jesus' influence were nicknamed the "sons of thunder" (Mark 3:17). The fishermen's exposure to all kinds of weather made them hardy and fearless. They were accustomed to bear with patience many trying circumstances. They often toiled for hours without success, and yet were always ready to try once more (Luke 5:5 John 21:3). Such men, when impelled by the same spirit as filled their Master, became indeed "fishers of men" (Matthew 4:19 Mark 1:17).

One of the striking instances of the fulfillment of prophecy is the use by the Syrian fishermen today of the site of ancient Tyre as a place for the spreading of their nets (Ezekiel 26:5, 14).

Figurative: Fish were largely used as food (Habakkuk 1:16), hence, the lamentation of the fishermen, who provided for all, typified general desolation (Isaiah 19:8). On the other hand, abundance of fish and many fishermen indicated general abundance (Ezekiel 47:10). Our modern expression, "treated like a dog," had its counterpart in the language of the Old Testament writers, when they portrayed the punished people of Judah as being treated like fish. Yahweh would send many fishers to fish them up and put sticks or hooks through their cheeks as a fisherman strings his fish (Jeremiah 16:16 Job 41:2). Such treatment of the people of Judah is depicted on some of the Assyrian monuments.

James A. Patch

231. halieus -- a fisherman
... a fisherman. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: halieus Phonetic Spelling:
(hal-ee-yoos') Short Definition: a fisherman Definition: a fisherman. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1728. davvag -- a fisherman
... 1727, 1728. davvag. 1729 . a fisherman. Transliteration: davvag Phonetic
Spelling: (dav-vawg') Short Definition: fishermen. Word ...
/hebrew/1728.htm - 6k

1771. davvag -- fisher
... davvag or diyyag. 1772 . fisher. Transliteration: davvag or diyyag Phonetic Spelling:
(dah-yawg') Short Definition: fisherman. ... From diyg; a fisherman -- fisher ...
/hebrew/1771.htm - 5k


November the Thirteenth a Transformed Fisherman
... NOVEMBER The Thirteenth A TRANSFORMED FISHERMAN. "Simon Peter saith unto
them, I go a fishing." "John 21:1-14. Simon Peter had ...
/.../november the thirteenth a transformed.htm

The South Wind: a Fisherman's Blessings
... THE SOUTH WIND: A FISHERMAN'S BLESSINGS. O blessed drums of Aldershot! O blessed
South-west train! O blessed, blessed Speaker's clock, All prophesying rain! ...
/.../kingsley/andromeda and other poems/the south wind a fishermans.htm

John i. 1
... by name. Of this he was, [19] and his father a poor fisherman, so poor
that he took his sons to the same employment. Now you all ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on the gospel of st john and hebrews/homily ii john i 1.htm

An Unheeded Warning
... It was the story of the old fisherman who took his little boy with him to fish and
found that on his accustomed fishing grounds he was unsuccessful; so ...
// judas iscariot/an unheeded warning.htm

On the Second Part of the Psalm.
... and having emptied out their souls by confession of sins, hath filled them with
the richness of righteousness: He who was able to enrich the fisherman, who, by ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/on the second part of.htm

Jesus and Peter.
... So in the two names, Simon and Peter, we have, first the rude fisherman who came
to Jesus that day, the man as he was before Jesus began his work on him; and ...
/.../miller/personal friendships of jesus/chapter vii jesus and peter.htm

The Call by the Sea
... What a scene was this for angels to contemplate; their glorious Commander, sitting
in a fisherman's boat, swayed to and fro by the restless waves, and ...
// desire of ages/chapter 25 the call by.htm

One Hank Over for the Candle.
... When she was a young girl there had been a wild storm, and her father, out in
his fisherman's boat, lost his life. There were no shore-lights. ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks with world winners/one hank over for the.htm

Letter xv. To Pope Damasus.
... 2), Jerome asks "the successor of the fisherman" two questions, viz.: (1) who is
the true bishop of the three claimants of the see of Antioch, and (2) which is ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/letter xv to pope damasus.htm

The Likeness of the Son to the Father Being Proved...
... Conceive any length of time you will, yet still the Son "was." [1779]. 57. Now in
this short passage our fisherman hath barred the way of all heresy. ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter viii the likeness of.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) One whose occupation is to catch fish.

2. (n.) A ship or vessel employed in the business of taking fish, as in the cod fishery.

Fisherman (1 Occurrence)
... fishery. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. FISHER; FISHERMAN. fish ... monuments. James
A. Patch. Multi-Version Concordance Fisherman (1 Occurrence). Mark ...
/f/fisherman.htm - 9k

Fisherman's (1 Occurrence)
... Multi-Version Concordance Fisherman's (1 Occurrence). John 21:7 This made
the disciple whom Jesus loved say to Peter, "It is the ...
/f/fisherman's.htm - 6k

Fisher (1 Occurrence)
... 2. (n.) A carnivorous animal of the Weasel family (Mustela Canadensis); the pekan;
the black cat. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. FISHER; FISHERMAN. ...
/f/fisher.htm - 10k

Fishing (4 Occurrences)
... coast. It is used at night by torchlight. (3) With Nets: In the most familiar
Bible stories of fisherman life a net was used. Today ...
/f/fishing.htm - 13k

Zebedee (11 Occurrences)
... A Galilean fisherman, the husband of Salome (qv), and the father of James and John,
two of our Lord's disciples (Matthew 4:21; 27:56; Mark 15:40). ...
/z/zebedee.htm - 11k

Fishermen (8 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) Plural of Fisherman. Multi-Version Concordance
Fishermen (8 Occurrences). Matthew 4:18 Walking by ...
/f/fishermen.htm - 9k

James (40 Occurrences)
... the apostle. He was one of the twelve. He was by trade a fisherman, in
partnership with Peter (Matthew 20:20; 27:56). With John ...
/j/james.htm - 78k

Andrew (12 Occurrences)
... Andrew had spent his earlier years as a fisherman on the Sea of Galilee, but on
learning of the fame of John the Baptist, he departed along with a band of his ...
/a/andrew.htm - 20k

Nathanael (6 Occurrences)
... See next article. NATHANAEL (2). (nethan'el, "God has given"; Nathanael): Nathanael,
who was probably a fisherman, belonged to Cana in Galilee (John 21:2 ...
/n/nathanael.htm - 13k

Nets (33 Occurrences)
... 1:16 One day, passing along the shore of the Lake of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew,
Simon's brother, throwing their nets in the Lake; for they were fisherman...
/n/nets.htm - 15k

Bible Concordance
Fisherman (1 Occurrence)

Mark 1:16 One day, passing along the shore of the Lake of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew, Simon's brother, throwing their nets in the Lake; for they were fisherman.



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