Kevin W. Woodruff
cierpke at prodigy.net
Mon Jul 4 22:12:57 EDT 2005
Firstly the word for fishing hALIEUEIN comes from the
word for "sea" hALS (check a classical dictionary like
Liddell and Scott). It is a homonym for the hALS
meaning "salt." So a hALIEUS was one who was asociated
with the sea, i.e. a fisherman or a sailor. Secondly,
here in this context, Peter is not referring to
evangelism, he is actually going back to his original
vocation of fishing. Thirdly when Jesus does use the
metaphor "fishermen of men" (matt 4:19) to talk about
evangelism, he is merely speaking about catching the
men, not eating them. You cannot push a metaphor too
--- "thebodyofjesusthenazoraion at juno.com"
<thebodyofjesusthenazoraion at juno.com> wrote:
> NAU 50Joh 21:3 Simon Peter said to them, "I am
> going fishing." They said to him, "We will also come
> with you." They went out and got into the boat; and
> that night they caught nothing.
> why use the word fishing? it is not Ichthus or
> opspran? It is hals or salt they were salters. We
> are called to be salters of men not fishers of men.
> I do not kill and eat the people I bring to Christ.
> I salt them
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