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The Miraculous Draught of Fishes—an Explanation


WE have in the Gospel according to Saint John, in his twenty-first and last chapter, an account of the miraculous draught of fishes in the lake of Galilee for which modern research into the habits of the Galilean fishes offers a perfectly reasonable explanation. The account is as follows:

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    Lortet, L. "Poissons et reptiles du lac Tibériade, etc.," in his "Etudes Zoologiques sur la fauna du lac Tibériade, etc." Archives Museum Histoire Naturelle de Lyon, 1883, vol. 3.

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    The Palestine Exploration Fund is interdenominational in its organisation and sources of income. It has H.M. King George V. for its patron, and is supported by voluntary subscriptions. Its purpose is the thorough study of the archæology, geology, geography, history, natural history, etc., of Palestine.

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    Dr. H. B. Tristram, Canon of Durham Cathedral, because of ill-health (lung trouble) lived in Algeria during the winters of 1855–1857. He went to Palestine in 1860 and remained for some years studying the fauna and flora, the resulting data being incorporated in his 455-page quarto volume, the standard work on the natural history of the Holy Land. In 1879 he was nominated for but declined the Anglican Bishopric of Jerusalem. He was the author of seven books on Palestine.

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    Dr. E. W. G. Masterman is, and has been for a number of years, honorary general secretary of the Palestine Exploration Fund in Palestine.

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