New Testament Significance

Boats are found often throughout the Gospel narratives (Matthew 8:18, 23-27, 9:1, 14:13-14, 22-32, 15:39, 16:5; Mark 4:35-41, 5:18, 21, 6:32-34, 45-51, 8:9-10, 13-14; Luke 6:1, 8:22-25, 37, 40; John 6:16-21) and although there is no way to show that this boat was used by anyone mentioned anywhere in the New Testament (any sort of  assertion would be dangerously speculative) this boat does represent the sort of boat used during the time period the Gospels are describing and furthermore, it would have likely accommodated fifteen adults (enough to carry Jesus and his twelve disciples). 

New Testament Significance