From: John W Burgeson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue May 06 2003 - 09:39:08 EDT
>>According to Ivor Grattann-Guinness, 153 was regarded as a highly
significant number in ancient Egyptian lore, millenia before the NT was
That is, to me, pretty strong evidence that the writer of John used it as
a metaphor for "a whole bunch." I can see an argument built on that as
being very persuasive in a court of law.
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