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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Besides its literal sense (Luke 5:2), this word is also applied by our Lord to his disciples in a figurative sense (Matthew 4:19; Mark 1:17).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) One who fishes.

2. (n.) A carnivorous animal of the Weasel family (Mustela Canadensis); the pekan; the black cat.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

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
... fisherman. From hals; a sailor (as engaged on the salt water), ie (by implication)
a fisher -- fisher(-man). see GREEK hals. (alieis) -- 5 Occurrences. ...
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1903. ependutes -- an outer tunic
... fisher's coat. From ependuomai; a wrapper, ie Outer garment -- fisher's coat. see
GREEK ependuomai. (ependuten) -- 1 Occurrence. 1902, 1903. ependutes. 1904 ...
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232. halieuo -- to fish
... go fishing. From halieus; to be a fisher, ie (by implication) to fish -- go a-fishing.
see GREEK halieus. (alieuein) -- 1 Occurrence. 231, 232. halieuo. 233 ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1771. davvag -- fisher
... 1770, 1771. davvag or diyyag. 1772 . fisher. Transliteration: davvag or diyyag
Phonetic Spelling: (dah-yawg') Short Definition: fisherman. ... fisher ...
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1728. davvag -- a fisherman
... fisher. An orthographical variation of dag as a denominative (dayag); a fisherman --
fisher. see HEBREW dag. see HEBREW dayag. 1727, 1728. davvag. 1729 . ...
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4365. mikmereth -- a net, fishing net
... drag, net Or mikmoreth {mik-mo'-reth}; feminine of makmar; a (fisher's) net -- drag,
net. see HEBREW makmar. 4364b, 4365. mikmereth. 4365a . Strong's Numbers
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Letter F
... Finley, Robert S. "Received 1837 * Finley, Robert W. "Received 1811 * Finley, William
P. "Received 1814, Located 1820 * Fisher, Charles "Received 1806 ...
/.../ alphabetical list of m e preachers/letter f.htm

History of the Mt. Byrd Church. When Established. Where. Charter ...
... Moffett, Sarah Ann Moffett, Catherine Stipes, Alexander Moffett, Nancy Moffett,
Emily Moffett, Harriet Moffett, Jane Moffett, Porter Fisher, Caroline Fisher ...
/.../chapter xiii history of the.htm

... TE BRIDGETT, C.SS.R., author of "Life of Blessed Thomas More," "Life of Blessed
John Fisher," &c. Crown 8vo, cloth, 6s. ... The Life of the Blessed John Fisher. ...
/.../allies/the formation of christendom volume vi/selection.htm

The Westminster Catechisms.
... Edinb.1737; 2d ed. Glasgow, 1764. Fisher's Catechism: The Westminster Assembly's
Shorter Catechism Explained, by way of question and answer. ...
/.../ 96 the westminster catechisms.htm

By the Sea of Galilee - the Final Call of the First Disciples, and ...
... To such call the Fisher of Men could not be deaf. ... Could such an one as he
ever hope, with whatever toil, to be a successful fisher? ...
/.../edersheim/the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter xiii by the sea.htm

Fifth Chapter. The Creeds of the Evangelical Churches.
... P. Fisher; also Schaff (Principle of Protestantism, 1845), Dorner (Geschichte
der Protest. Theologie, 1867, pp.77-329, Engl. transl. ...
/.../fifth chapter the creeds of.htm

The Miraculous Feeding of the Five Thousand
... This was Beth-Saida (the house of fishing,' Fisher-town,' [3198] as we might call
it), on the eastern border of Galilee, [3199] just within the territory of ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter xxix the miraculous feeding.htm

Literature on the Gospels.
... Chrétienne. Paris, 1877. Geo. P. Fisher (Professor in New Haven): The
Beginnings of Christianity. New York, 1877. Chs. VIII.-XII. ...
/.../history of the christian church volume i/section 77 literature on the.htm

... Fanaticism, antipopery, 6o, 61, 312. Finney, Charles G., 375. Fisher, George Park,
182, 382. Fisher, Sidney George, 118, 120, 143-145. Fitch, John, 150. ...
// history of american christianity/index 2.htm

The English Reformation.
... until 1658 and The Worthies of England), Neal (History of the Puritans), Heylin,
Soames, Massingbeard, Short, Blunt, Waddington, Weber, d'Aubigné, Fisher. ...
/.../ 76 the english reformation.htm

Fisher (1 Occurrence)
... cat. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. FISHER; FISHERMAN. fish ... monuments. James
A. Patch. Multi-Version Concordance Fisher (1 Occurrence). Luke ...
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Fisher's (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia FISHER'S COAT. kot: This expression ... DRESS.
Multi-Version Concordance Fisher's (1 Occurrence). John 21 ...
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Coat (54 Occurrences)
... The "fisher's coat" of John 21:7 was obviously an outer garment or cloak, as was
also the "coat" made by Hannah for Samuel (1 Samuel 2:19). ...FISHER'S COAT. ...
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Fisherman (1 Occurrence)
... 2. (n.) A ship or vessel employed in the business of taking fish, as in the cod
fishery. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. FISHER; FISHERMAN. ...
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Peter (181 Occurrences)
... Philip belonged. Here he was brought up by the shores of the Sea of Galilee,
and was trained to the occupation of a fisher. His ...
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Fishers (8 Occurrences)

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Fishes (32 Occurrences)

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Girt (13 Occurrences)
... Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat unto
him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea. (KJV ASV WBS). ...
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Working (205 Occurrences)
... working with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, Have no fear; from this time
forward you will be a fisher of men. (BBE). Luke 13:14 ...
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Fishing (4 Occurrences)
... of the net in his hand. The cone thus formed encloses such fish as cannot
escape the quick throw of the fisher. (b) A long net or ...
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