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Christian symbols?

In the literature and religious art, there are often stars, crescent moons, fish or gargoyles. These symbols are Christians? Christianity there an emblem?
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It is generally believed that Jesus died on a cross. Others say it is a simple pole . It can not however be assertive on this issue. Some elements allow for personal reflection.
The Greek word stauros, which is translated by cross itself means 'post' is an upright stake, a pal, a gibbet, or a post that is driven into the ground. Even among the Romans the crux (from which is derived our word cross) should be behind the right post. While it is true that in some places these words designate objects shaped cross, initially neither Latin nor Greek stauros crux did this. The Bible also uses the Greek word xylon to designate the instrument on which Jesus died. AR31

"The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew nailed to wood."

This word means "wood II. Baguette or piece of wood III. Later, tree. " 21 The King James Version renders this word as 'wood'
for example in Acts 5:30: "The God of our ancestors
raised up Jesus, whom ye slew nailed to wood.

In the physician Luke (24:40) says: "He showed them his hands and his feet," that the disciples see the nail marks.

Writers such as Justin thought
Jesus died
on a cross

Writers at the beginning of our era, as Justin (114-167), however, believed that Jesus died on a cross.
Justin actually followed the description of earlier work,
the "Letter of Barnabas." It may be noted that this author
did not know the Hebrew Scriptures. And how could he assume that Abraham knew the Greek alphabet several centuries
before his appearance? AA231
It was not until the fourth century AD to the cross became a popular symbol in Christianity. At the time, the Emperor Constantine adopted the labarum. However, this sign is not the post on which Jesus died, but the letters chi (Χ) and ro (Ρ) superimposed. Many began to believe that this figure represents the first two letters of the word "Christ" in Greek (XRristos).

Strange but undeniable fact, in the centuries before the birth of Christ, and since then in countries that were not affected by the teaching of the Church, the cross was used as a sacred symbol.-N- AR42-/n-
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Funeral mosaic Karthago

MND 576


Ground floor

Room 28

There is no evidence
the original terms
designate the traditional cross,

especially as this symbol
religion was used by non-Christians before Christ.

Over the centuries
about 400 kinds
Cross emerged.

The representation of the atoning death of Christ is not in the symbolic art of the first centuries. Most scholars agree that the cross did not serve graphical reference before the time of Constantine. AR36 AR40
And fish? We found objects dating from the second century which included the associated Greek word ichthys, meaning fish picture. We think it is an anagram of the phrase Iesous Christos Theou Yios Soter, which means "Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour" in Greek. Is it really a Christian symbol?
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Cut the fish to cross MA 3034
Denon Ground Floor Room B IV century AD C
Not currently visible
Christian symbols on a tombstone dating from the 3rd century:
Crown, fish, anchor AA233
Excavations of kellia these cells of monks settled in the desert southeast of Alexandria at the beginning of our era, have yielded traces of fish, sign of the new faith of Christ the Savior. There are, however many times the fish in the pagan symbolism of antiquity, often without any aquatic scene. AA234

An example of the image, designed by a monk on the wall of his cell, is now in the Musée du Louvre. One can distinguish very clearly dominated the fish in it. Some Jews have taken fish in pagan religions and symbol appeared in the most ancient Christian catacombs. We do not know when we began to interpret the word "fish" (Ichthys) as Cryptogram 'Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour', but as a result of this interpretation, the fish has become widespread as a Christian emblem.
\ "\" Some flowers have also become
religious symbols. In their mythology,
many nations had a sacred tree,
such as palm, pomegranate, cypress vine.

The lily was in more recent times.

Used in ancient Egypt and in India,
is found in the arms of the kings of France.
Originally the number in the pattern was undefined.

But in 1376 Charles V, King of the French,
limitations in three lilies in honor
of the Holy Trinity. AA232
Door to weapons of France OA 5042
1740 Paris Wool and silk
Atelier Pierre-François COZETTE Not visible
The crook of Etruscan soothsayers looked like a shepherd's crook, be the ancestor of the butt worn by Catholic Bishops. Lacrosse initially had the form \ a Greek tau (T), but from the twelfth century the upper end took the curved shape which is today \ 's most common in volute.-N-AA235-/ n-
The religious emblems have always represented not based on the Bible, worship, which is why the early Christians did not possess. It is the same today as Christians follow this counsel of Scripture: - 2 Corinthians 5:7 "We walk by faith, not by sight."

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