"Jesus Fish" Olive Wood Cross Pendant


On sale is a lovely olive wood pendant with the name Jesus carved into the shape of a fish. (see below for explanation of the fish symbol).

It is carved from genuine olive wood (see below for information on olive wood.)Comes with a metal loop fitting -- just add leather string and you will have an interesting necklace.Size 4.5cm x 1.25 cm approx.

What is the Ichthys symbol?  

The Ichthys, or fish symbol, was used by early Christians to covertly identify each other. The symbol was simple to draw and was often used among Christians as a type of password during times of persecution by the Roman government. If two strangers met and were unsure whether each other was a Christian, one would draw an arc in the earth like:).  If the other were a Christian, they would complete the symbol with a reverse arc: (), forming the outline of a fish.Why a fish? The fish outline is a logical symbol for the early Christian church to adopt.  Fish are often mentioned in the gospels.Some Christians believe that a second link between their religion and the fish symbol is seen in the Greek word for fish (ichthus, spelled:  Iota Chi Theta Upsilon Sigma).  That is an acrostic * which has many translations in English. The most popular appears to be ''Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior'' 16 [Iesous (Jesus) Christos (Christ) THeou (God) Uiou (Son) Soter (Savior)].The Apostles were often referred to as ''fishers of men''.

Followers of Christianity were called Pisciculi; the root of this Latin word is ''fish''. The symbols of ''sacramental fish, with wine and a basket of bread represents the Eucharist and the Last Supper in Christian art.''

---''The wood from the Tree of Life, those who grasp it will experience eternal Happiness...'' Proverbs 3:18 .

Environmentally friendly as they are made only from the prunings of ancient olive trees growing in the Bethlehem region, the site of the nativity of Jesus (Matt 2, Luke 2).

Our Price: £ 1.69 (11 in stock)