From: John Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Sep 29 2007 - 14:05:54 CDT
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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