3 thoughts on “Republican loaves and fishes

  1. Mark 8:36 says:

    Some commentators note the differences between some of the details of the biblical accounts as a means of emphasizing that there were two distinct miracles: for example, the baskets used for collecting the food which remained were twelve ‘κοφινους’ (hand baskets) in Mark 6:43 but seven ‘σπυριδας’ (large baskets) in Mark 8:8. Also re: equidecomposability, see the Banach–Tarski paradox at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banach%E2%80%93Tarski_paradox

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