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David Ewart

Hi John,

I'm sure that is modern practice.

I am relying on Malina and Rohrbaugh who are the experts in 1st Century Palestinian society to explain how fish catching and marketing worked at that time. The important thing for us to be aware of is that fishing provided only a subsistence living and was a low status occupation. In other words, Jesus is not calling well respected, well established labourers.

Thanks for your comment and interest in Holy Textures. It is very helpful to be aware of current practices.

John Stuart

I've worked with fishermen for years; 'partners' would not necessarily be tax collectors. Local fishermen 'partner' together to buy a boat or invest in new nets.

Mark

Thanks for your insightful comments!

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