IXTHYS

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IXTHYS - A Greek acronym signifying "Jesus Christ Son of God , Savior" also spelling out the Greekword for "fish." Christians, obliged to keep under cover during thepreconversion Roman Empire, would thus use the iconography of a fish for the purpose of declaring themselves to other believers.
IXTHYS.
A Greek acronym signifying "Jesus (Zesous) Christ (Xristos)Son of God (Theou Yios), Savior (Soter)," also spelling out the Greekword for "fish." Christians, obliged to keep under cover during thepreconversion Roman Empire (q.v.), would thus use the iconographyof a fish for the purpose of declaring themselves to other believers.

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