Jesus gave them bread and fish (Jn 21:13-21:13)

“Jesus came.

He took the bread.

He gave it to them.

He did the same

With the fish.”

ἔρχεται Ἰησοῦς καὶ λαμβάνει τὸν ἄρτον καὶ δίδωσιν αὐτοῖς, καὶ τὸ ὀψάριον ὁμοίως.

John uniquely indicated that Jesus (Ἰησοῦς) came (ἔρχεται).  He took the bread (καὶ λαμβάνει τὸν ἄρτον).  He gave it to them (καὶ δίδωσιν αὐτοῖς).  He did the same with the fish (καὶ τὸ ὀψάριον ὁμοίως).  This was very stylized language that indicated some kind of Eucharistic meal.  Jesus clearly gave them the bread and the fish, since they did not simply take it.  However, there was no mention of a blessing or giving thanks as in the common Eucharistic gatherings.  Obviously, it was a reminder of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes in chapter 6:1-14.  Have you ever wondered why fish is not included in communion services, just bread?

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