Jesus and the Fishing Boat Descriptive Essay by cee-cee

Jesus and the Fishing Boat
This paper discusses Jesus and the discovery of a 27-foot fishing boat dating back to the first century B.C., concentrating on the concept of the Sea of Galilee.
# 108277 | 1,912 words | 8 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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This research paper focuses on the 27-foot fishing boat from the first century BC found in the Sea of Galilee that is believed to be connected to the historical Jesus. The paper relates that the topic is linked to the ideas surrounding the historical Jesus, his life, activities, involvements, relationships, and view. The paper further relates that the information it contains also describes the artifact and looks at how and where it was discovered. The writer concludes that without the Sea of Galilee, used as an allegory in many of the parables of Jesus, these stories might have been much more difficult for the disciples to understand however, the references to the Sea of Galilee and specifically to the fishermen's trade lends comprehension to many of the sayings of Jesus, that otherwise would have been more difficult for the people of that time to discern and comprehend.

Was This The boat That Jesus Sat, Slept and Taught In?
The Fishing Economy & The Sea of Galilee
The Historical Jesus
Jesus was a Fisher of Men
Why the Sea of Galilee?
Summary & Conclusion

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Arav, Rami (2000) Bethsaida and the Ministry of Jesus Around the Sea of Galilee. The Bible and Interpretation 2000.
  • Davies, W.D. (1971) I Am the Resurrection and the Life - Great Religions of the World. National Geographic. 1971. National Geographic Society.
  • Did Jesus Really Sit on this Ancient Boat from the Sea of Galilee (1995) Christian Answers Online available at:
  • Freyne 1992:900; Josephus, War 3.506; as cited in Hanson, K.C. (1997) The Galilean Fishing Economy and the Jesus Tradition. Biblical Theology Bulletin 27 (1997) 99-111.
  • Galilean Fishing Boat (nd) Online available at:

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