What’s the beginning for the Christian fish symbol?
The Greek term for seafood is “ichthys.” As soon as the very first century, Christians made an acrostic with this term: Iesous Christos Theou Yios Soter, for example. Jesus Christ, Son of Jesus, Savior. The fish has a good amount of other theological overtones since well, for Christ fed the 5,000 with 2 fishes and 5 loaves (dinner recapitulated in Christian love-feasts) and called their disciples “fishers of males.” Liquid baptism, practiced by immersion into the very early church, created a parallel between seafood and converts. Second-century theologian Tertullian put it that way: “we, small fishes, following the image of our Ichthys, Jesus Christ, are created within the water.”