Christ (See also Passion of Christ.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Christ (See also Passion of Christ.)


  1. Agnus Dei lamb of god. [Christian Tradition: Brewer Dictionary, 17]
  2. bread symbol of Christ’s body in Eucharist. [Christian Tradition: Luke 22:19]
  3. chi rho monogram of first two letters of Christ’s name in Greek. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 111]
  4. Emmanuel Jesus, especially as the Messiah. [N.T.: Matthew 1:23]
  5. fish Greek acronym for Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour. [Christian Symbolism: Child, 210]
  6. Galilee Jesus’s area of activity. [Christianity: Wigoder, 203]
  7. Good Shepherd [N.T.: John 10:11–14]
  8. ichthys Greek for ‘fish’; early Christian symbol and mystical charm. See fish. [Christian Symbolism: Brewer Dictionary, 478]
  9. I.N.R.I. acronym of Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum ‘Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews,’ inscription affixed to Christ’s cross as a mockery. [Christianity: Brewer Note-Book, 450]
  10. IHS (I.H.S.) first three letters of Greek spelling of Jesus; also taken as acronym of Iesus Hominum Salvator ‘Jesus, Savior of Mankind.’ [Christian Symbolism: Brewer Dictionary, 480]
  11. King of Kings appellation for Jesus Christ. [N.T.: Revelation 17:14]
  12. lamb the Lord as the sacrificial animal. [Christian Symbolism: O.T.: Isaiah 53:7; N.T.: John 1:29]
  13. lion symbol expressing power and courage of Jesus. [Christian Symbolism: N.T.: Revelation 5:5]
  14. Lord of the Dance “At Bethlehem I had my birth.” [Br. Folk Music: Carter, “Lord of the Dance” in Taylor, 128]
  15. Lord’s Anointed, the designation for Christ or the Messiah. [Christian Tradition: O.T.: I Samuel 26:9]
  16. Man of Sorrows epithet for the prophesied Messiah. [O.T.: Isaiah 53:3]
  17. Messiah expected leader who will deliver the Jews from their enemies; applied by Christians to Jesus. [O.T., N.T.: Brewer Dictionary, 602]
  18. Piers the Plowman English plowman who becomes allegorical figure of Christ incarnate. [Br. Lit.: The Vision of William, Concerning Piers the Plowman, Magill III, 1105–1107]
  19. star token of the Lord and his coming. [Christian Symbolism: O.T.: Numbers, 24:17; N.T.: Revelation 22:16]
  20. vine gives nourishment to branches or followers. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 107; N.T.: John 15:5]
  21. wine symbol of Christ’s blood in Eucharist. [Christian Tradition: “Eucharist” in Cross, 468–469]