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Ichthys
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The transliteration of the Greek word for fish. In Greek, the five-letter word for fish (ἰχθύς, ichthys) can be used to form the following acrostic related to Jesus: “Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Savior.” Early Christian writings and art pieces include this imagery.
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Ichthys
Ichthys (ἰχθύς, ichthys). The transliteration of the Greek word for fish. In Greek, the five-letter word for fish (ἰχθύς, ichthys) can be used to form the following acrostic related to Jesus: “Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Savior.” Early Christian writings and art pieces include this imagery.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ichthys
IchthysTransliteration of the Greek word for “fish.” In Greek the five letters form an acrostic, “Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Savior.” Hence very early in Christian history the fish became a symbol for Christians. Among the earlier references indicating this fact, Tertullian refers to Christians as “little
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ichthus
Ichthus [ĭkˊthəs] (Gk. ichthýs “fish”). The sign of the fish, used by the early Church as a secret Christian insignia as well as a symbol representing Christ and the Eucharist in art and literature. This symbol may derive from an appellation for the disciples, “fishers of men” (Luke 5:10), or from