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Fish
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The fish is one of the earliest images that acquired a Christian sense, together with the anchor. The acrostic ΙΧΘΥΣ marks the first use of the fish as a symbol of Christ, that is, a Christian meaning is attributed to an alrea…

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Dresken-Weiland, Jutta, “Fish”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 06 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_036393>
First published online: 2018



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