Sunday, September 21, 2008

Vatican necropolis in Rome

Fish from early 3rd century C.E. appear on one of the most ancient Christian inscriptions found at the Vatican necropolis in Rome carrying the inscription: Ikhthus zōntōn ("fish of the living"); Tertullian (160–230 C.E.) referred to early Christians as pisciculi (“little fish”)

Picture is courtesy of Jastrow from Wikipedia (entry: Ichthys).

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