Why Does a Fish Symbolize Christianity?

Have you ever wondered why a fish is relevant to Christianity, indeed a symbol of Christianity when displayed in an appropriate context (on the bumber of a car, a tattoo, etc.,)? The reason is not all that surprising once you know it. 

So, here’s the answer:  first, the Greek word for fish, is ἰχωύσ (/ik•sous/). As it happens, this word can form an acronym from the first letter from each word in Greek phrase Ἰησοῦς Χ̔ριστός, Θεοῦ υἱός, σωτήρ – meaning Jesus Christ, of God [the] Son, savior.

And, there you have it.

Now, go and study

First Draft of Workbook Is Available

Greetings,

The first draft of a workbook of exercises is available Here!.  I’ve been able to work my way through the first 6 exercises and, well, it’s not as easy as I thought it would be (and I created the exercises!!) On the other hand, I think I’ve got the alphabet down cold.

Also, I’ve added an audio clip as part of Exercise 7 that you should practice until you’ve memorized it. However, you may access the audio clip directly from the Audio page.

As an aside, I’ve not completed this exercise yet. I’m still reciting the verse at the 75% rate and I’ve not memorized it yet.

Have fun.