QUESTION: Hey, what’s the deal with the “Jesus fish”? How did that symbol come about?
RESPONSE: The first letter in the original Greek language of the words
Jesus = I,
Christ = X,
God = TH,
Son = U, and
Savior = S spell: IXTHUS, which is the Greek word for fish. It became a way for Christians to recognize each other while not triggering attacks from persecutors. Other methods have also been used through the years.