Sea of Galilee (pt. 10)
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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Sea of Galilee (pt. 9)
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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Sea of Galilee (pt. 8)
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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Sea of Galilee (pt. 7)
Why did God lead Joshua and the Israelites (Joshua 3) east of the Dead Sea, causing them to cross the Jordan River when it was at flood stage?
Why not lead them directly north along the well-worn highways of their day?
In this video, we explore this question and the lesson that emerges out of this event.
The Jordan River at the traditional site of Jesus' baptism. Photo was taken from the Israel side. The opposite bank of the Jordan River is the country of Jordan.
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Sea of Galilee (pt. 6)
In today's video, we look at the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan River.
Sea of Galilee - There is a Jewish legend - Miriam's Well - about a rock that provided water while the Israelites were in the wilderness for forty years.
That rock, it is said, eventually makes it into the Sea of Galilee. The Legend of Miriam's Well is referenced by the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 10:4.
Jordan River - this is an introductory look at the Jordan River. The Jordan holds significant spiritual symbolism for both Israel and Christians.
Louis Ginzberg, The Legends of the Jews: All Four Volumes
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