It says his skin was of bronze and his hair was of wool however many churches believe he is white, where did that come from? Apparently he must have gone to a tanning booth like many of us do. I certainly realize he wasn't white.
I think it's basically something that must have been done many years ago to "westernize" Jesus, probably to fit in with the catholic church being based out of the Vatican, a western europe location.
I do think that had he actually existed/lived in that area that he would more likely be of a middle eastern appearance, although I'm no Catholic myself I'd guess that it doesn't really matter to many christians what he looked like, due to not many renaissance portrait painters or digital cameras being around back then
Or at least I'd hope it wouldn't matter what he looked like.
As Gamergirl points out, most cultures have adapted His appearance to fit their own, just like medieval depictions of the Trojan War showed Achilles and Odysseus and Agamemnon in the armor of a medieval knight. It just goes to show how much legendary figures of this sort transcend race or time.
The actual historical Jesus, I assume, was Semitic or Middle Eastern in appearance.
Yes he was a Jew I am just trying to understand I guess why so many of us make him out to be all of the colors of the rainbow he is not when it comes to paintings, pictures etc. But then again Jesus has made the color of the rainbow so I guess he does come in many colors and that is how we percieve him to be.
actually, that won't quite work... the people who we know today as the 'jews' are actually ashkenazi jews! they are southern russians who converted to judaism. their heritage cannot be traced to the hebrews of the bible. they are completely different people! -amen
I was watching on the discovery or history channel and they said that there was only one picture of Jesus ever painted during his time by a women who was around when he went to go raise Lazareth and that picture painted of his was of him having pure white skin and curly-ish blonde-red hair and a beard and blue eyes.
The bleached hair theory...sun bleached. lol. No one ever talked about him wearing a turbin. But bronze feet would make sense, if he was wearing one of those toga things so only his feet and his face were showing. He probably had a really uneven tan.
Dark (black) face, bronze feet, bleached hair. Oh and if his hair was bleached out from the sun and it gave him a strawberry blonde apperance (his hair of course) then it would probably mean that he originally had brown hair, but 40 days and nights in the desert is bound to change your appearance.
television is your source??? please learn that the vast majority of mass media is controlled by the same handful of individuals...
but, as long as we keep dialoguing and learning, then we are okay...
perhaps we should re-evaluate our expertise on the historicity of the bible... how many of us are aware that jesus' name, in his language, is actually yeshua and that ancient hebrew does not even have a 'ja' sound? he was not know as jesus until hundred's of years later, this name being in the tongue of his enemies (the greco-romans)!! is it not an insult to call him by this false name???
how much do we know about the gnostics and early christianity which predates jesus' life by hundreds of years!?! how many of us realize that christ is simply a title meaning 'annointed one'? how much do we know about the christs before jesus?
maybe we ought to turn off our televisions, put down our bibles, and do some REAL research...
Jesus today would shine brighter then the sun in all his glory. He will have a bright golden look. We will need to be like him to see him in full glory, Matthew 24:30, Revelation 19:11-17. Habakkuk 3:3-4, 2 Thessalonians 2:8, Revelation 21:23-24, 1 John 3:2-3 - We shall see Him as He is for we shall be like Him!
I don't believe in a god by the way, but I do believe that a man named Jesus lived. I just don't believe that he was a son of god, instead just a pretty nice bloke with lots to write.That isn't my topic though, my topic...
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