Mending Nets


Tel Dor Museum, Israel 7/2006

These were lead net weights and tools for mending fishing nets from the Hellenistic-Roman era on display.

The day before seeing these net mending tools in the museum, I had photographed a man repairing a net near the side of Joppa (Yafo-Tel Aviv) Harbor.

I recalled that Jesus asked John and James Zebedee to follow him while they were mending their nets.

Peter, at one time a fisherman by trade, had gone to Joppa after Jerusalem became unsafe for him.

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