Olive Wood Ichthus (Fish) Necklace on Cord (Small)
Hand carved olive wood pendant in an openwork design crafted to show off the unique wood grain details.
The Ichthys or fish symbol was used by early Christians to identify themselves as followers of Jesus Christ and to express their affinity to Christianity. Ichthys is the Ancient Greek word for "fish." The "Christian fish," or "Jesus fish" symbol consists of two intersecting arcs tracing the outline of a fish. It is said to have been used by early persecuted Christians as a secret symbol of identification. Followers of Christianity identify with the fish as a symbol because fish frequently appeared in the ministry of Christ. They were a staple in the biblical times diet and fish were often mentioned in the Gospels. For example, Christ multiplied the two fish and five loaves of bread in Matthew 14:17. Jesus said in Mark 1:17, "Come, follow me ... and I will make you fishers of men." (NIV)
Olive Wood Ichthus Necklace on Cord
Made from pruned branches of olive tree groves from the Holy Land.
Dimensions: 1 1/2" long; 5/8" wide on 28" adjustable cord.
Imported from Jerusalem, Israel