Fisher (דִּוָּג, davvag', Jer 16:16 [marg.]; Eze 47:10; or דִּיָּג, dayyag', Isa 19:8; Jer 16:16 [text]; Gr. ἁλιεύς, seaman or sailor, hence fisherman, as rendered Lu 5:2), a term used, besides its literal import [SEE FISHING, above], in the phrase "fishers of men" (Mt 19:1; Mark i, 17), as applied by our Saviour to the apostles (q.v.) in calling them to their office; and in a like typical manner, but in an unfavorable sense, the word occurs Jer 16:16. The application of the figure is obvious (see Wemyss, Symbolical Dict. s.v.). On the "fisher's coat" (ἐπενδύτης, Joh 21:7), SEE COAT.

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