Things To Ponder... Fish & Loaves
From the Seekers Desk: Things to ponder:
How many fishes and loaves of bread did Jesus use to feed
the multitudes in the wilderness?
Before you answer; investigate and review all the accounts. I will not give you the answer but will challenge you to look it up for yourself. However I will give you the references where you can find them. Most have never the accounts or read it for themselves they simply heard it from some religious leader or saw a film depiction of the event. You owe it to yourself to have deeper and more mature understanding of the narratives.
Matthew - 14: 16-21 Matthew - 15:32-38
Mark - 6:41 Mark – 8: 5-9
Luke -9:13-17 John – 6:9-13
What did you learn from reading the cited references? Bear in mind that the Bible has several
layers of meaning and understanding and it must be read in context and symbols and numbers are part of the levels of understanding. Pay close attention to the characters and symbols in the narrative; specifically who are the characters and symbols in the story. Is it always the same characters and symbols? What is the location of the event? What time of the day is the event? I hope you will find some enlightenment.