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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Are often referred to in Scripture, Proverbs 1:17 Ecclesiastes 7:26 Isaiah 19:8,9 Habakkuk 1:15,16 , particularly in connection with the first disciples of Christ, Matthew 4:18 13:47-50 Luke 5:1-10 . Before the invention of fire-arms, nets were much used in hunting and fowling, and possible in catching men, as robbers, etc., Job 19:6 Psalm 140:5 Micah 7:2 . Among the ancient Romans there was a gladiatorial game, in which one man was armed with sword and shield, and his antagonist with a net, by casting which he strove to entangle the other so that he might easily dispatch him with has dagger.
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Nets'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/n/nets.html. 1859.