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Yeshua in Context » 1a - Intro to the Gospels, Divinity of Yeshua, Enactments and Symbolic Actions, Gospel Genres, Miracles » List: Nature Miracles of Yeshua

List: Nature Miracles of Yeshua

In some cases these miracles are curiosities, like the coin from the fish (some think this may be a parable rather than a literal event). But in others, these are among the most majestic portion in the gospels. Yeshua calming the storm and walking on water is not like the miracles of Elijah and Elisha. These are unprecedented. The claim by eyewitnesses that such things happened is amazing. Against the idea that these are fictive tales devised by a movement to magnify the glory of their founder, the gospels are written in the style of Greco-Roman biographies (unlike the later rabbinic tales) and name their eyewitness sources according to the accepted style:

  • Water to wine – Jn 2:9
  • Catch of fish – Lk 5:6
  • Calming the storm – Mk 4:39, Mt 8:26, Lk 8:24
  • Feeding five thousand – Mk 6:41, Mt 14:15, Lk 9:12, Jn 6:5
  • Walking on water – Mk 6:49, Mt 14:25, Jn 6:19
  • Feeding four thousand – Mk 8:8, Mt 15:32
  • Coin from the fish – Mt 17:27
  • Cursing the fig tree – Mt 21:19
  • Second catch of fish – Jn 21:6

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