Daily Archives: December 22, 2008

The Fifth Gospel

Early in the month we noted a few things about the late Bargil Pixner and his book on the Fifth Gospel here.

We have more comments on these post coming from friends via personal Email than via the Comments feature. These are always appreciated, either way. This helpful note came from Linda Rowlett.

I bought the book The Fifth Gospel when we were in Israel. Last night I saw an hour long film on PBS about it showing lots of the places we saw as well as some new things. It had [Bargil] Pixner explaining some of his ideas. If you have not seen it there is a trailer you can view at this site. It was wonderful to see so much around Galilee again and brought back lots of good memories of our trip and that beautiful area. His explanations about the land, the sea, the fishing, etc. were really interesting.

See the brief trailer here. I checked the PBS web site and found no reference to this program. It may have been a local presentation in Linda’s area.

Our photo shows a modern fisherman casting a net in the vicinity of Tabgha. The dark colored building, made of local basalt,  on the shore is designated by Roman Catholics as the Church of the Primary (more about that later).

A modern fisherman on the Sea of Galilee. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

A modern fisherman on the Sea of Galilee. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right-hand side of the boat and you will find a catch.” So they cast, and then they were not able to haul it in because of the great number of fish. (John 21:6)