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Num 11-7 Now the manna was like coriander seed, and its appearance like that of bdellium. Exodus 16:31 Now the house of Israel called its name manna; it was like coriander seed, white, and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey. Put simply, it was bread. This bread was a foreshadow of the Euchurist, a foreshadow of the New Covenant and a ...


Some commentators do employ a bit of speculation on this question, including Augustine himself. The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture summarizes Augustine, saying that the fish "represent the faith of the martyrs that have gone through the fiery trials of suffering." With respect to a similar passage in John 21, Augustine writes that "[t]he fish ...

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