This video is part of a series on the Sea of Galilee, but we are taking a detour to talk about another "triangle number" found in the book of Acts.
For more on triangle numbers - like 153 fish in John 21 - see Sea of Galilee part 8 and part 9:
Why does Luke include the number of crew members (276) aboard the ship that he and Paul are traveling on to Rome?
The number 276 happens to be a triangle number (the triangle of 23).
Additionally, there is a Hebrew phrase in Jeremiah 23:6 (also Jeremiah 33:16) that adds up to 276. The phrase is unique and speaks to the hope that we can place in God's promise of deliverance.
Join us for a deep dive into Luke's use of this number
Paul W. Pruyser, Phenomenology and Dynamics of Hoping, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Autum, 1963), pp. 86-96.
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Today's video is an extension of Sea of Galilee part 8:
In this video, we dig deeper into the number 153 from John 21:11 and how this is connected to two words in Ezekiel 47:10 - Gedi and Eglaim.
Finally, we explore another example of 153 and the Hebrew phrase 'Sons of God' and how scholars connect this to the overall message of John's Gospel.
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So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn. John 21:11
In today's video, we explore fishing on the Sea of Galilee.
In John 21, there is a miraculous catch of fish at a location called Tabgha, where seven warm water springs run into the lake. The warm water attracts Tilapia during the winter and early spring months.
The Gospel of John includes a minor detail regarding this miraculous catch of "large" fish. John tells us there were "153 fish." Why include this detail? What is the significance of the number 153?
Join us as we explore this number's deeper significance and how it connects to the Old Testament.
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Scott Broberg - I have a Masters of Divinity (MDiv) from Bethel Seminary - San Diego - Biblical Studies with and emphasis on the Old Testament.
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