Thursday, May 26, 2011

ΙΧΘΥΣ [Ickthoos] = fish [Koine Greek]

"And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people" (Matthew 14.19 NIV).

Ἰησοῦς - Yae-sue (Jesus)
Χριστός - Chris-tos (Anointed One)
Θεοῦ - The-ou (God)
Υἱός - Hui-os (Son)
Σωτήρ - So-ter (Saviour)

Collin Hansen over at CT writes a great article on the origins of this symbol of Christian bumper stick fame.

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