Net Weight

In Jesus’ day, fishing nets were made of fibers, sometimes linen.

They had wood floats along one edge and sinkers attached to the rope at the bottom. These net sinkers were often made of small stones of basalt, flint, or limestone. A small hole was drilled into each sinker so that it could be fastened to the net.

The weights shown here were found in ancient Galilean harbors by Mendel Nun, the leading scholar on the Sea of Galilee. The disciples spent a lot of time making these weights and attaching them to their nets.


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