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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

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Matthew 13:47

A net (saghnhi).
Drag-net. Latin, sagena, English, seine. The ends were stretched out and drawn together. Only example of the word in the N.T. Just as the field is the world, so the drag-net catches all the fish that are in the sea. The separation comes afterwards. Vincent pertinently quotes Homer's Odyssey (xxii. 384-389) where the slain suitors in the halls of Ulysses are likened to fishes on the shore caught by nets with myriad meshes.

 


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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Matthew 13:47". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=mt&chapter=013&verse=047>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.

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