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#1 Bassy Ferguson

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Posted December 20 2006 - 01:57 PM

. . . that much I know, but what kind of fisherman?

I know his birthday is coming up and there is much ado about this man around this time, but what did he fish for?, or what did he catch?, how did he fish? I wonder.

Was he a shore guy or did he fish from a wooden boat? Was he a bottom guy, did he throw wood or was he a bait fisherman? What kind of fish did he catch? Do you think he shared his most productive spots with the apostles?, did they fish too? Did he have any good fishing buddies and if so, who were they?, or was he a solitary fisherman?

I wonder about these things. Did he handline?, or did he have some sort of pole?, or did he use a net of some sort. I wonder if he was a good fisherman at all, did he catch large or was he happy with catching whatever he caught. I'm sure as the son of God, he might have been able to get some pretty darned good info on spots, migrations or it could have been that there were so many fish around in his time that it was just that easy to catch and so many fish that one could have literally walked accross the backs of them. I'm sure it helped that he could walk on water, imagine all the spots, never mind the access one would have if one could walk on water? After all his time was A.D. and before he was born it was B.C., maybe that stood for Before Catching.

I used to see the Jesus fish on cars, or the symbol back then and wondered what it was all about thinking I would like one since I liked to fish and it was then that someone told me that Jesus was a fisherman. Was he a Rec. or a Comm.?, although I don't think they even had limits or needed permits back in his day.

I do wish Jonah had written more too, I would like more info on what it was like being inside that whale or I'd like to know how Moses was able to part the sea or at least influence the tide but as for Jesus, there are so many things that I'd like to know with regards to the fishing he did but realize that my questions might never have answers. Merry Christmas anyway or, Happy Holidays.


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Posted December 20 2006 - 02:03 PM

Since he was a carpenter, there's a good chance he toted a white bucket.

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Posted December 20 2006 - 02:14 PM

the sea of galilee is famous for rail yams.
originally posted by"Otter"...no matter what even if i came home with that cup of failtry, its clobberin time. you didnt bring me exactly what i asked and lay it at my feet. sometimes i think i married the killer dude from 'no country for old men' in a size 0

#4 Steve in Mass

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Posted December 20 2006 - 02:17 PM


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Originally Posted by Bassy Ferguson


. . . I know his birthday is coming up and that he was born under the same sign as me, Aquarius,







Um, not to rain on your parade, but if you accept the fact that he was born on December 25th (which lots of people think is a fallacy, anyway, and that he was actually born sometime in the spring), that would make him a Capricorn.....the sign of Aquarius doesn't start until January 21st or so, depending on the particular year.......





Carry on.....interesting topic.....
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Posted December 20 2006 - 02:23 PM

I've always been taught that Christ was a carpenter. Many of the Apostles, his followers, were fisherman. Both trades are noble, so take your pick.

I would say that any fisherman of those times was more than likely fly fishing for brown trout. I would say they used either a Thomas & Thomas 9 foot 4 wt or an Orvis rod of similar size.
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Posted December 20 2006 - 02:24 PM

Jesus was not a fisherman. He was a fisher of men. Some of his disciples or apostles were indeed fishermen in the sea of galilee. Jesus told them, "Come with me and you will be fishers of men". The fish symbol you still see today on cars and such was a symbol that early Christians used to identify themselves amongst each other during the times of persecution when it was deadly to be identified as a Christian.

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Posted December 20 2006 - 02:32 PM

Luckily John was a fisherman...
I guess that makes me and Mr Lippen extra blessed!
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Posted December 20 2006 - 02:45 PM


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Originally Posted by Skimmer


I've always been taught that Christ was a carpenter. Many of the Apostles, his followers, were fisherman. Both trades are noble, so take your pick.

I would say that any fisherman of those times was more than likely fly fishing for brown trout. I would say they used either a Thomas & Thomas 9 foot 4 wt or an Orvis rod of similar size.





His father on earth, Joseph, was a carpenter. Most likely, if/when Jesus was fishing, it was done with nets, since they were most likely not fishing for sport, but rather attempting to catch mass quantities for food. That would make Him or the Apostles comm's
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Posted December 20 2006 - 02:47 PM

He was a carpenter by trade, but must have spent some time fishing. After all, he told his boys, who made their living fishing, that they were fishing on the wrong side of the boat. Gotta be something to that.

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Posted December 20 2006 - 02:51 PM


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Originally Posted by fishinambition


Since he was a carpenter, there's a good chance he toted a white bucket.







Does that mean JC was a googan?

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Posted December 20 2006 - 02:55 PM

"thin lad, wore sandals...came into my shop a lot, never bought anything"
there's another part of the Mel Brooks/Carl Reiner "2000 year old man" album with Brooks talking about how Jesus made some kitchen cabinets for him. very funny stuff....

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Posted December 20 2006 - 03:03 PM


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Originally Posted by jeffw


....the Mel Brooks/Carl Reiner "2000 year old man" album .... very funny stuff....





"The main thing..... the main thing.... is that I never.. ever.. eat..fried..food. I wouldn't look at it, I wouldn't touch it..... "
"Life's too short to fish with ugly flies."

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Posted December 20 2006 - 03:38 PM

Maybe Jesus fished for Jewfish...

Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas!

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Posted December 20 2006 - 04:03 PM

Jesus was a long hair and we use the same hair dresser .
I do think I have longer hair than he did

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Posted December 20 2006 - 04:11 PM

The disciples were comm. fishermen.
Jesus saved them, and others from sin.

Happy Holidays, everyone.
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