Fire Fishing At Night

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Archaeologists have discovered a shipwreck off the coast of Galilee which suggests primitive fishermen used a “fire basket” to catch fish at night {click on the image above to see a Late-Byzantine image of fire fishing using a fire basket and cast net}. In Luke 5 we see Peter telling Jesus that he and his crew had fished all night {Luke 5:5}. It is possible that Peter and his team would have used one of these fire baskets to catch fish. To read more about the discovery and how fire baskets worked, see this article.

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