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IN BRIEF

PASSAGE

Matthew 14:13–21Mark 6:31–44Luke 9:12–17John 6:1–14

THEME

God satisfies material and spiritual hunger

SETTING

c.27–29 CE Bethsaida.

KEY FIGURES

Jesus The Messiah and Son of God during the height of His ministry in Galilee.

The 12 disciples Jesus’s chosen followers, who help Him to heal the sick and feed the multitude.

The crowd Mainly Jewish residents of the settlements near the town of Bethsaida.

The feeding of the 5,000—also known as the Miracle of the Five Loaves and Two Fish—is one of the most celebrated moments in the Bible. In fact, it is the only miracle, other than the resurrection, to appear in all four of the Gospels, ...

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