Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Last Question

Since I screwed up so badly on that question about what did God bring into existence first > Wisdom, I'll just do one more - if you're interested.

When Jesus told Peter to catch a fish, find a Roman coin in it's mouth and pay their taxes with it, what kind of fish was it that Peter caught?

10 comments:

JD Curtis said...

A COD! No, I don't know really. I'll try to find out though.

JD Curtis said...

To this day, you can still go to the Sea of Galilee and find a Peter Fish…an orange colored fish that has a large spot on its side. Local people say that the spot shows where Peter had to squeeze the fish to remove the coin. Link

Makarios said...

Well, I need a name JD. Orange in colour is nice but not quite good enough. AND how could we know that this breed and not another is the kind that he would have caught?

JD Curtis said...

Some people are calling it tilapia though...

Gandolf said...

St. Pierre or John Dory

Makarios said...

So how do we know that's what it probably was?

Gandolf said...

Maybe, because they have a spot said to be that of the finger mark left.Where the fish was once grabbed to retrieve the Roman coin.

Gorth Satana said...

If I recall correctly, Jesus tells Peter to catch a fish but does not actually say if Peter did.

The Atheist Missionary said...

I guess we can safely assume that Jesus of Nazareth was not an abolitionist vegan.

Makarios said...

I'm told that the tilapia is the only fish of Galalie that has a mouth large enough to hold a Roman coin :-)