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Bibil Identifier bibil:200553
Publication Type Journal article
Title (French, Long) Encore une fois les 153 poissons (Jn 21,11)
Author Rastoin, Marc
Journal Biblica (Volume: 90, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language French
Pages 84-92 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The number of fishes in Joh 21,11 has been a crux for the interpreters of the Fourth Gospel. If the theological meaning of the scene seemed to be clear enough — an allusion to the universality of salvation brought by Christ — the why of the number 153 tried the imagination of scholars since Augustine. This note intends to add several arguments to the proposition made by J. Emerton in 1958 that this number refers to Ez 47,1-12. The link between both passages becomes much easier to make and the theological coherence of this allusion within Johannine global theological framework appears more clearly.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Fish
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Salvation
Pericopes John 21,11
Ezekiel 47,1-47,12
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