Means “bottomless pit.” In the New Testament, the sea symbolized chaos, evil, and evil beings. The depths of the sea were seen as the home of demons, or the Abyss, according to Jewish tradition.

At one point during his ministry, Jesus compared the fates of Korazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum to that of Sodom and Gomorrah, saying that Capernaum would go down to the “depths.” Most likely, the people understood this as a reference to hell itself. To them, Jesus’ miracles on the sea meant more than simply that he had power over the forces of nature%u2014they also symbolized his power over evil.


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Through the Roof
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