Fish and dating
Fish were only allowed to be eaten by priests during rituals devoted to Atargatis, in the belief that they represented her body.Despite the thematic similarities of these various sacred fish, some scholars have argued that there is no direct link between them and the Christian symbol or practice of the Eucharist; instead, the Christian usage was probably simply part of a larger, popular religious motif of the time.Versions of this include an Ichthys with "Jesus" or "ΙΧΘΥΣ" in the centre, or simply the Ichthys outline by itself.Ichthus Music Festival is an annual large outdoor Christian music Festival held in mid-June in Wilmore, Kentucky.Some sources indicate that the earliest literary references came from the recommendation of Clement of Alexandria to his readers (Paedagogus, III, xi) to engrave their seals with the dove or fish.However, it can be inferred from Roman monumental sources such as the Cappella Greca and the Sacrament Chapels of the catacomb of St.The fish was used as a symbol in a number of other near-eastern religions as well, often as a sacred (or taboo) food.
In Matthew -50, the Parable of Drawing in the Net, Jesus compares God's decision on who will go to heaven or to hell ("the fiery furnace") at the end of this world to fishers sorting out their catch, keeping the good fish and throwing the bad fish away.
Christ tells Peter to go to the water and cast a line, saying that a coin sufficient for both of them will be found in the fish's mouth. The fish is also used by Jesus to describe "the Sign of Jonah".
(Matthew -45) This is symbolic of the resurrection of Christ upon which the entire Christian faith is based.
Jesus instructed them to cast the nets on the other side of the boat, and they drew in 153 fish.
In Matthew -27, upon being asked if his Teacher pays the temple (or two-drachma) tax, Simon Peter answers yes.