What is it with Jesus and fish?

Ever wonder what that Jesus fish was about?Ichthys

So did I…

ΙΧΘΥΣ (or ΙΧΘΥϹ, ἰχθύς, Ichthys) is the Koine (biblical) Greek word for fish and also an acronym for “Ίησοῦς Χριστός, Θεοῦ Υἱός, Σωτήρ”/“ΙΗΣΟΥΣ  ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ,  ΘΕΟΥ  ΥΙΟΣ,  ΣΩΤΗΡ”, (Iēsous Christos, Theou Yios, Sōtēr), which translates into English as “Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Savior”.

  • Iota (i/ι/Ι) is the first letter of Iēsous (Ἰησοῦς/ΙΗΣΟΥΣ), Greek for Jesus (Greek being the language of the Septuagint and the first language to distinguish between the names Jesus and Joshua. Other names that are identical in the Hebrew go to include Mary and Miriam, Judas and Jude, Jacob and James [done in honor of King James; also Santiago in Spanish!]).
  • Chi (ch/χ/Χ) is the first letter of Christos (Χριστός/ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ), Greek for anointed.
  • Theta (th/θ/Θ) is the first letter of Theou (Θεου/ΘΕΟΥ), Greek for “God’s”, the genitive case of Θεóς, Theos, Greek for god or God (i.e. God’s)
  • Ypsilon (y/υ/Υ) is the first letter of (h)yios[4] (Υἱός/ΥΙΟΣ), Greek for son.
  • Sigma (s/σ-ς/Σ) is the first letter of sōtēr (Σωτήρ/ΣΩΤΗΡ), Greek for savior.

Did you know that “Jesus” (from the Greek) comes from “Joshua” which comes from “Yeshua” (ישווע), the Hebrew word for “savior”?

Did you know “Christ” is derived from the Greek word for the Hebrew “Messiah” (משיח), which means “anointed one,” i.e. “chosen one” or “designated one”?

So Jesus Christ (ישווע משיח) means Yeshua Messias (תשווע משיח)!

Now I need some brain balm…


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