Fishermen. Andrew, Peter, James and John, the sons of Zebedee, worked as fishermen. Matthew 4: 18-22 relates that Andrew and Peter were fishing, plying their trade when called, and James and John were mending nets with their father.
Jesus calls two brothers, Simon Peter and Andrew to follow Him and ‘fish for men’. They immediately leave their nets and follow Him. Further along, He sees two other brothers, James and John , the sons of Zebedee , sitting in their boat with their father, mending their nets. He call them.
Two brother fishermen, Simon called Peter and Andrew , were casting a net into the Sea of Galilee. As he commenced his preaching ministry, Jesus called them to follow him and told them that in doing so they were to become “fishers of men”.
The first disciples Jesus calls — Peter , Andrew , James and John — are fishermen. Compared to the other disciples, scripture gives much insight into the lives of the profession, and the character of the first four.
Following the arrest of Jesus , Peter denied knowing him three times , but after the third denial, heard the rooster crow and recalled the prediction as Jesus turned to look at him. Peter then began to cry bitterly. This final incident is known as the Repentance of Peter.
John mentions four individually, including Jesus ‘ mother Mary , who is not mentioned by the other gospels. Mary Magdalene is mentioned by all the evangelists apart from Luke, who mentions no individual.
In the King James Version of the Bible the text reads: And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
According to the Gospel of Luke, on the day of this miracle, Jesus was preaching near the Lake of Genesareth (Sea of Galilee), when he saw two boats at the water’s edge. When they had done so, “they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break,” requiring help from another boat.
As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, called Peter and his brother Andrew . They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him.
Luke writes that Jesus “ called his disciples to him, and from them he chose twelve whom he also named apostles : Simon, whom he also named Peter, and Andrew his brother; James and John; Philip and Bartholomew; Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called the Zealot; Judas the son of James, and also
The same reasoning could be used to justify the eating of any meats that Jesus ate , if it is assumed that he did indeed eat other kinds of meat (the Bible does not explicitly say Jesus ate any meat other than fish, and some writers have made much of the fact that no lamb is mentioned at the Last Supper.)
The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon , who is called Peter , and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee , and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus ; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot , who betrayed him.
Augustine of Hippo argued that the significance lay in the fact that 153 is the sum of the first 17 integers (i.e. 153 is the 17th triangular number), with 17 representing the combination of divine grace (the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit) and law (the Ten Commandments).
Among the early followers and apostles of Jesus, Matthew is mentioned in Matthew 9:9 and Matthew 10 :3 as a publican (KJV) or tax collector (NIV) who, while sitting at the “receipt of custom” in Capernaum, was called to follow Jesus.
Gospel references The term is chiefly notable for New Testament commentators’ discussion of the employment of Jesus and his adoptive father Joseph, both described as “tekton” in the New Testament. This is translated as ” carpenter ” in English-language Bibles.