Fisherman • Fishermen
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Fisher; Fisherman
Fisher; Fisherman [Heb. dawwāg̱ (Jer. 16:16; Ezk. 47:10), dayyāg̱ (Isa. 19:8); Gk. halieús]. Although the Bible makes few references to fishermen, these men and their vocation are brought into prominence by Jesus’ call to certain Galilean fishermen to become His disciples (Mt. 4:18f par). Fishermen,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
FISHERMEN Those who caught fish for a living. Fishing was carried on by fishermen in the Holy Land from early times and is referred to in both the OT (Is 19:8; Jer 16:16; Ez 47:10) and the NT (Mt 4:18–19; Mk 1:16–17; Lk 5:2; Jn 21:7). Fishermen formed a distinct class in society. Jesus included several
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
FISHER. In addition to the usual meaning, the Lord called His disciples “fishers of men” (Matt. 4:19; Mark 1:17). See Fishing.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
FisherBesides its literal sense (Luke 5:2), this word is also applied by our Lord to his disciples in a figurative sense (Matt. 4:19; Mark 1:17).
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Fish, Fisher, Fishing
Fish, Fisher, FishingFish are a distinct branch of the created order, created on the fifth day by God along with winged creatures with which they are frequently associated (Gen 1:20–23). Paul regarded them as a different type of flesh (1 Cor 15:39). Since they are part of creation, humans are expected
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FISHER; FISHERMAN<fish’-er> <fish’-er-man> ([דַּיָּג‎, dayyagh], [דַּוָּג‎, dawwagh]; [ἁλιεύς, 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
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Fisherman. The fisherman who was father of three kings. Abu Shujah al Bouyah was a Persian fisherman in the province of Delēm′, whose three sons, Imad, Ruken, and Moez, all rose to sovereign power.
Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity, Volumes I–IV
Fish & FishingAlong with hunting, fishing has been part of human activity since the beginnings of settled habitation. The Mediterranean and its adjoining seas, the Nile of Egypt, and the inland waters of Palestine provided an abundant variety of fish for consumption. While fishing and hunting were usually
Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times
FishermenJeremiah 16:16 and Amos 4:2 use the fishermen image as a picture of judgment on Judah and Israel. Amos specifically mentions the use of fishhooks, a graphic and terrible image of judgment. As fishermen pull fish from the water, so the coming invaders will “catch” the Israelites with hooks and
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
FishermanMk. 1:16 par. represents the apostles as f. Jesus tells them to follow him and he will make them f. of people (Mk. 1:17 par.). The early Christian fish → acrostic identified Jesus Christ with a fish, but not as a f. In late antique/early Christian iconography, images of f. appear with some
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Fisher, Fisherman
FISHER, fishʹẽr, FISHERMAN,, fishʹēr-man (דַּיָּג‎, dayyāgh, דַּוָּג‎, dawwāgh; ἁλιεύς, halieús; WH haleeús): 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
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
FISHERMAN. Closely connected to the symbolism of the *fish is that of the fisherman, which occupies an important place in the NT: many of the apostles were in fact fishermen, called by Jesus to become “fishers of men” (Mt 4:19; Mk 1:16; Lk 5:10). This passage lies at the foundation of the soteriological
Key passages
Mt 4:18–19

Now as he was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew, throwing a casting net into the sea (for they were fishermen). And he said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of people.”

Mk 1:16–17

And as he was passing by along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew, Simon’s brother, casting a net into the sea (for they were fishermen). And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you become fishers of people.”

Lk 5:2–5

and he saw two boats there beside the lake, but the fishermen had gotten out of them and were washing their nets. And he got into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, and asked him to put out from the land a little. And he sat down and began to teach the crowds from the boat. And when he …