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What Color Is Jesus? (Is This A Significant Question?)

Updated on February 27, 2016


The earliest depictions of Christ was introduced in the 3rd -century by the Roman Catholic Church in Vatican City. Rome, is said to be among the first to illustrate Jesus.

At this time the Romans could financially provide the best artists, in which they depicted Jesus in their cultural image. The Romans illustrated Jesus as a man with a strong build, without a beard, with white skin, and curly hair.

By the 6th century the bearded depiction of Jesus with white skin, and long blonde hair had developed.

Now as time evolves different cultures are illustrating Jesus according to their ethnic characteristics.

In 2004 the movie, “The Passion of the Christ," Jesus was portrayed by Jim Caviezel.

Caviezel’s features were altered to project a Middle Eastern portrayal of Christ.

Out of curiosity some people wonder what color is Jesus. Is this a significant question?

This article touches on this curious subject.

The First Depiction Of Jesus

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Crusade Bible Publishers, INC. | Source

Caviezel’s Features Were Altered to Project a Middle Eastern Portrayal of Christ

Image cover, 'Passion of The Christ'
Image cover, 'Passion of The Christ' | Source


There has been research conducted by Paleoecologist which attempt to reconstruct the facial characteristics of Jesus based off His ancestry background which consisted of Israelite Heredity.

Rejoice Over The Talent of The Artist

Be Inspired By The Talent of The Artist.
Be Inspired By The Talent of The Artist. | Source

The Truth

The truth is that there is no significant proof regarding the skin color of Jesus. Over time, Jesus has been depicted in many ways primarily based off the personal illustration of the artist.

This is why many of us overtime will see statues or images of a "Caucasian Jesus" or an "African Jesus" or a "Native American Jesus" or an "Latina Jesus."

I love art! Beautiful artistry runs in my family. Positive visual perception is needed in this image perceiving world. It is an uplifting gift when artist such as Blackshear, Olson, and Sterling just to name a few, use their God given talents, to inspire the world around them. I am motivated by such talent.

Awe inspiring art moves many spectators to faithfully search for a higher meaning in life, which could not be mastered without the sight of a faithful artist. I hope to continue collecting inspiring paintings and pictures.

The public rejoices over the amazing ability of those who can capture the essence of life, with the stroke of a paint brush.

And yet through midst of it all this one question remains, "What color is Jesus?"

Is this a significant question? It all depends on who you ask.

The Truth Is As follows...

White People Want Jesus To Be White

The Painting By Thomas Blackshear II
The Painting By Thomas Blackshear II | Source

Black People Want Jesus To Be Black

He Walks with Me by Sterling Brown
He Walks with Me by Sterling Brown | Source

And Kermit The Frog Wants Jesus To Be Green

Image of Kermit The Frog.
Image of Kermit The Frog. | Source

The Color Of Jesus's skin is not significant. What He Represents Is Most Important

Image of the word Love.
Image of the word Love. | Source

What Color Is Love?

Jesus represents love. And love is color blind.

Faith of Peace, Emuanah La-Paz

This Song Is Dedicated To Those Who Practice The Law Of Love.

Forgiven The Painting by Thomas Blackshear II

What Color Is Jesus

Is this a significant question?

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      "Love" Is color blind. I hope that character speaks louder than the fascination of color. Thanks for your feedback Mike!

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      mike 3 years ago

      ill tell you why its important. so you understand certain prophecies / scriptures.

      if His skin color wasnt important, then why would satan change the color of His skin over the years? if the color of His skin wasnt important, why would does it matter? why does it matter meaning, why do white people take offense when somebody says Hes black with actual scriptural and worldly proof... but no white person blinks when somebody says Hes white. when somebody says Hes black, they say, "oh why does it matter".. thats my question to them. "why does it matter?" He is what He is... why would it matter if Hes black? are you going to love Him less? do white people love Him because they think Hes white? why dont white people say, "why does it matter?" when somebody says hes "white"? only when somebody points out the fact that Hes black, they say that. double standard. discrimination. racism. hatred.

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      cheaptrick 4 years ago from the bridge of sighs

      Just love those funny unexpected endings.Pushed your buttons.Well done.