Feeding the 5000 and 4000


#1

When the bread and fish were handed out and everyone was fed, did they all eat raw fish?

Or do you think they had fires?

Thanks.


#2

Just as the bread was expectedly baked, otherwise, it wouldn’t be bread, but dough.

We can probably expect that the fish was broiled.


#3

Since the fish were broken, I think they were probably dried fish or cooked fish, brittle enough to be broken into pieces. In a different context Luke 24:42 mentions broiled, baked or cooked fish, depending on the translation.


#4

Dried and salted…mighty tasty!


#5

Besides, sashimi is filleted, and I doubt they had fillet knives, Kikkoman and wasabi on site.


#6

Fish sandwiches – yum!

Fish tacos would also be nice…

:smiley:


#7

Good point.


#8

It was cooked, obviously. Remember that they got the five loaves and the two fish from a boy, who may have brought it as his lunch. Some people have even imagined that the boy was a local vendor who happened to wander upon the crowd. Either way, I doubt he would have been carrying uncooked fish. They didn’t eat raw fish in that part of the world.


#9

Very good point.


#10

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