Re: Fish (was Re: Marks)

From: John Hudson (
Date: Sat Sep 29 2007 - 14:05:54 CDT

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    Philippe Verdy wrote:

    > Given the interpretation of the Fish as a symbol of the Salvior or the
    > Messiah, it may eventually be found within older Hebraic texts or in texts
    > with other Semitic origins in the pre-Christian era.

    That seems to me very unlikely. It is much more likely that the fish symbol developed as a
    specifically Christian symbol of the Messiah, based on its associations with the name of
    Christ and the miracles of the fishes.


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