Iconographic Representation Of Jesus Christ Essay
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Jesus Christ, by Christian tradition is known as the lamb of God or the sacrificial lamb, so he is symbolized by a very young lamb seated on a nest of thorns. Other than this Christ is also known as ‘the fisher of men’ which relates to the biblical story of how He was able to gather people into His flock so that they would submit to His teachings; so the ancient symbol for Christ is a simple illustration of the fish as shown in the collage.
Other than this, this representation also has something to do with Christ’s words to Peter, when He said, “Come with me and I will make you fishers of men.
This is also the reason why the Pope wears a ring known as ‘the fisherman’s ring” so symbolize his being the Vicar of Christ on earth. Another symbol which represent’s Christ is bread, because he also said during his lifetime, “I am the Bread of Life, whosoever partakes in my banquet shall have eternal life.
”; Christ is also represented by fire, light or a flame because of his pronouncement that He “is the Way, the Truth, and the Light. ” Another symbol used in the collage is the chi-rho symbol which was an ancient way of writing the name Jesus Christ.