“And it shall come to pass that the fishermen shall be with her from Engedi unto En-eglimim: there shall be a place for the spread of nets: their fish shall be according to their kind as the fish of the great sea exceeding many.” Ezekiel 47:10
Dozens of sand sharks and dark sharks have appeared this week off the coast of the Israeli city of Hadera in a strange phenomenon that scientists have difficulty explaining, but the Bible may have an answer.
It is believed that the large group of sharks, called the frenzy, are attracted to the production of hot water from the power plant at Hadera, but it is a trend that experts do not fully understand, sharks are gathering in this place every More Numbers every winter.
There are many other simpler explanations: this could be the marine phenomenon described in Ezekiel 38 that accompanies the war of Gog and Magog, leading the Messiah.
Surely in that day there shall be a great trembling in the land of Israel; So the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and the beasts of the field, and all the creeping things that creep on the earth, and all the men that are on the face of the earth, shall tremble before My presence. Ezekiel 38:20
The Tikunei Zohar (Tinyanya Tikkun 43), an esoteric book attributed to Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai in the first century, explains that this increase of fish signifies a specific stage of the messianic process, in which the Messiah of the House of Joseph and the Messiah Of the house of David, two separate stages, unite.
The Messiah of the house of Joseph is a practical construction of the earth that precedes a miraculous period, the Messiah of the House of David, which includes the construction of the Temple.
The period initiated by the appearance of fish is described as a period of hamtakat hadinim (sweetening of judgments), symbolized by the ability of the fish to make palatable sea water.
In Ezekiel, it is claimed that these messianic waters will cause the Dead Sea to be filled with fish.
And it shall come to pass that every living creature wherewith it strike all the rivers shall he live; And there will be a great multitude of fish. Ezekiel 47: 9
“We know they like to be in the warm waters, but we do not know exactly why,” Nature and Parks Authority marine ecologist Ruth Yahel told AFP news service.
“You can see that they are attracted to the warm water – they go into their stream and they do a Rondo dance, they fly out with the stream, turn around and do it again,” he said. “They could do it because it’s fun, or nice to be in the hot water.”
The Israeli Authority for Nature and Parks (INPA) and the Israeli Diving Authority issued warnings to bathers to avoid the area. The last reported shark attack on this part of the coast was in 1945 and the sharks are not considered aggressive unless provoked.