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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

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Matthew 4:18

Casting a net into the sea (ballantav ampiblhstron eiv thn talassan).
The word here for net is a casting-net (compare ampiballw in Mark 1:16, casting on both sides). The net was thrown over the shoulder and spread into a circle (ampi). In 4:20 and 4:21 another word occurs for nets (diktua), a word used for nets of any kind. The large drag-net (saghnh) appears in Matthew 13:47.

 


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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Matthew 4:18". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=mt&chapter=004&verse=018>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.

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