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John Steinbeck
October 04, 1954
These three salmon on a grave slab at 12th Century Tintern Abbey on the Wye River in England are an early Christian representation of the Holy Trinity. The fish was symbolic of Christ and baptism in medieval art and the origin is to be found in the initial letters of the names and titles of Jesus in Greek: Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour, which together spell the Greek word for fish:?????
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October 04, 1954

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These three salmon on a grave slab at 12th Century Tintern Abbey on the Wye River in England are an early Christian representation of the Holy Trinity. The fish was symbolic of Christ and baptism in medieval art and the origin is to be found in the initial letters of the names and titles of Jesus in Greek: Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour, which together spell the Greek word for fish:?????

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