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What Color Is Jesus Christ?

Updated on September 24, 2013

Does It Really Matter?

The Holy Bible has no physical description of Jesus Christ before the crucifixion. The books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and Paul do not describe what Jesus looked like at all. In fact, when Jesus was arrested Judas Iscariot had to point at Him. ( Matthew 26:47-49)

Jesus of Nazareth must have looked like a regular person, which means he would have had Middle Eastern or Mediterranean skin color. Although it is written in the bible that He has descended from the line of David, this is not exactly true. Mary, who gave birth to Jesus, was a virgin. Jesus was placed in her womb as the Son of God. Therefore, Jesus had no human biological roots.

However, since Jesus became human and was not born into a rich family, he had to work. He did not start to teach us about God's Word until He was about 30 years old. In order to help support his family, He must have done hard physical labor. Since they did not have power tools in those days, people had to work with their hands. Working with heavy wood and stone made people more muscular. They also had darker skin tones since they were working outside.

However, by the middle ages, people began to theorize how Jesus looked. By the 14Th century Nicephorius Callistus was quoted as saying " Jesus was tall, beautiful, with fair and wavy hair.

What is very interesting to me, however is what Hitler said about Jesus. Hitler believed Jesus to be an Aryan Christ. An entire hub could be written to explain this, but it is basically a white and noble German man. In one of Hitler's speech's he told the crowd " My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and my Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once suffered in loneliness, surrounded by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men and who God's truth, was the greatest! Not as a sufferer, but as a fighter!

Hitler described Jesus as a white man who hated Jewish people, and many people believed him! So many died in concentration camps, and in fighting WWII. People and their loved ones suffered and died because of Hitler. Hitler was a liar and very evil.

In conclusion, since the bible does not tell us the color of Jesus's skin, does it really matter? I don't think it does. After all, Jesus allowed Himself to be crucified for our sins.

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      Jan 16 months ago

      Jesus was a Jew. What more matters!

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      Son of man 2 years ago

      Hello children of the one true living God, please pray that you will be accounted worthy to escape the hour of temptation that is going to come upon the whole world. And pray that you will also be accounted worthy to stand in the presence of the Son of God.

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      Bryant 2 years ago

      Rev 1:13-16

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      Believer! 3 years ago

      The reason why now it doesn't matter to some is because the truth of what jesus really looked like exposes the century long lies that were told by so called denominations who we revered as relevant voices that used a false doctrine and color (race) to deceive and oppress people into believing they were inferior because the Son of God looked like them. That's just wrong! It's not about importance it's about truth...

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      Oscar Jones 3 years ago from Alabama

      One day we shall see him in full transparency.

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      LOIS ALLEN 3 years ago

      2For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.Does anything else matter?

      The color of the skin has nothing to do with it,only what He did at the cross.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you Oscar. I am writing another hub, not finished yet. It will be about the government. Sorry it took so long to reply

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      Oscar Jones 4 years ago from Alabama

      Not true, Michelle. You are better at bringing a subject point blank to light than I will ever be. I just said a few words to encourage you to go ahead with it!

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Oscar I understand, I looks like the government is working harder and harder to control it's people. But, we knew this was going to happen. At this point in time it does seem like we are losing the battle, but God won't. I know you have read the book of Revelation. Many bad things are happening now, but we still have many brothers and sisters who will not bow down to the beast or the false prophet.

      Some will be killed for not accepting the beast, but you already know that.

      Your comment is better then my reply, your words are exactly correct.

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      Oscar Jones 4 years ago from Alabama

      Michelle, now that IS a subject to explore.. many books have been written about it. its already a fact that the government knows all about you. this time it won't be a Hitler antichrist scheme but a more intensive and integrated control. Yes Churches will buy into the plan in order to stay state certified. the Mystery Babylon and the false prophet(s)will arise and actually help control the masses. anyone or any faith in opposition will be sought and taken down if possible. Already so many people are willing to sell out their neighbors. Values are changing rapidly. you don't knowwhat to expect next. now State police are authorized to draw blood samples upon random safety(?) checks. Your profile is already created and accessible for a fee, and released in any business transaction. ( some limitations apply based on the type of transaction.). but nonetheless your privacy and your right to your own belief's are being challenged in a wide scoped attack on the basic home, family, individual and organizations that are labeled traditional based religions. Rewriting of American history to subvert the original values of the founders. Loss of Freedoms a la carte blanche. Public limelighting of any certain "interest" can turn crowds into screaming mobs. Certainly a wholesale brainwashing and media control by government will finish off our once proud country and family, home and faith if left to go its course. People no longer know the value of freedom. decades of "tolerance" and "social acceptance" of others has morphed us into a people of confused ideas and some without even realizing God given strength and blessing bestowed by carrying his name. carrying truth. (and I'm not saying we shouldn't be tolerant. we should be Christian.) sometimes that means speaking up as well. Truth can not and never will be through mans legislation, and the closest form we ever had of it was the Morality and Terpitude based on the ten commandments that was set as the underlying strength of our courts, our country and our foundation. Men have forgotten that the truth shall set you free! Many women have become senseless to their God given power and place in the home; and society has sought to displace the role of mother with some nebulous, "oh it can be a man or a woman." Not what God intended. but socially correct. Its what society intends. No more sacred Christian beliefs or values UNLESS they are in the interest of all. But all other social groups are open. its like the idea is to destroy anything based on truth, on Christ and anything else is Ok. I don't agree with this. but anymore you feel if you sign up on an opposition list even politically, you are just identifying yourself to them as their enemy. What must we do? The beast is a subtle influence now, but one day will turn into a terrible and destructive force. People are sucked into its influence everyday by accepting each new impingement upon our freedom, and loss of speech and rights to believe what we were taught. But to be true, this is when the Almighty God will begin to reveal his own power through his faithful. The nix of this is.. THAT the antichrist will claim that he is of God, and will claim to be the wonder of the ages. AND it won't be popular to oppose him. I hope and Pray on my part that I can stand true and that I can be victorious and defeat the enemy in my own life. the Word says "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the Law of the Lord. and in his law doth he meditate both day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water and will bring forth fruit and he shall prosper.

      Sometimes it feels like we are losing the battle , but the Battle is the Lords.. and we know who wins in the end. He is still the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.. and His robes are spotless regardless of his color. AS a man he surely had his own skin, for it said he was smitten and beaten and scourged with a whip. But as King, he is the rock of ages and I'm sure he will rock the world on his final return! I do believe what it says about his vestures and his countenance.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Oscarlites

      What is amazing to me, is how much Jesus suffered, all the sins of the world, not only those who sinned before us, but the sins after he was crucified. We will never be able to understand how much pain He he felt, but he did feel the pain of the entire world.

      We can never thank God enough. But, we can love God, and follow God, from now until the end of time, never take the mark of the beast. No matter how hard they try, never take the mark of the beast. At this point in time the government is trying to control the masses. I need to write another hub about it. But,never take the mark of the beast. I need to write another hub about it.

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      Oscar Jones 4 years ago from Alabama

      WE all need the Lord. it is only pride that speaks out to say one doesn't need God. Jesus Said, " I come that you may have life and have it in abundance. " Just like the Ram found in the bushes on Mt Moriah. Just like Abraham offered his only son Isaac. There was a substitution made and Isaacs life was saved. But it proved Abrahams willingness to do the Will of God. IN the Story of Christ, Once for all, a sacrifice was made for sin and to make righteousness available to all. He was the substitution for each of us, as he bore our sins on the cross. I can't imagine the pain and the suffering, but I am thankful. some churches still teach that we must ask forgiveness for our sins.. even though he already paid the price, he allows us each the freedom to choose or reject his gift of life. Our color should not matter in the face of his supreme love. The Apostles went to every country known in that day with the message of Salvation. Rome, Greece, Ethiopians, Medes, Persians, Spain..

      IN knowing that God cannot die, but the scripture clearly teaches he took on the form of a man, and he was of Mary in the flesh, I truly believe that the part of him that was human cried out in death. In his flesh he COULD suffer pain and death. AS God he did NOT die. but death gave way to victory.. each of us is sown a natural body but will be raised a spiritual body. "God was manifested in the flesh, to save his people from their sins." To reconcile us to him. God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself. Being born of God today is an amazing thing. Being transformed by him, having our minds transformed and renewed, and so much more. Never does it say that its based on our color. HE commanded his disciples to go into the farthest most parts of the earth with his Gospel. He is no respector of persons. what you said was good, Michelle, and so is what others have written. We all depend on each other. WE are a body. He is the head of the body. the body of Christ. "To those who look for him he will return without sin unto salvation."

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      No, I am not denying Jesus was in human form. He suffered so much when he was being crucified for our sins.

      Remember when Jesus cried out " Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" Matthew 27:46

      He was feeling all the pain for all the sins.

      However, Isaiah tells us that “he bore our griefs and carried our sorrows; that he was wounded for our transgressions, and bruised for our iniquities Isaiah 53:4-5

      He not only felt pain in his body, but also in his soul. Isn't that amazing? He did that for all of us!

      I love Him so much, He saved us even though we do not deserve it, He still saved us.

      He did become human, felt our pain, was insulted, we shamed Him, crucified Him and, He still saved us from our sins.

      Isn't that amazing?

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      Jeremy Brown 4 years ago from Maine

      Hi Michele,

      First of all let me thank you for this hub.

      Secondly, of course it does not actually matter what Jesus looked like. What matters is that faith in him is the only path to salvation.

      I did want to make a couple of other comments. I believe that many people want to discuss/debate what Jesus looks like because they want to be able to picture him in order to "relate" to him better. In actuality, any that did not see him on this earth doing so would be tantamount to idolatry as they are attempting to make him in their own image.

      It's obvious that Jesus on this earth looked like a Jewish man. That would mean a darker skin tone and features common to Hebrew people.

      The image that others bring up in Revelation could be taken literally, however it would still need to be applied in a future sense. There is nothing in Scripture prior to descriptions of the second-coming that indicate he had white hair and red eyes. Further, I believe that this is obvious symbolism - just like Jesus did not have a literal sword proceeding from his mouth, that's symbolic language. And for the record I generally fall in the literalist camp for many interpretations.

      One other thing. I'm not sure if I am misreading what you wrote but it seems like you are treading dangerously close to the heresy of denying Jesus' humanity. Remember he was 100% human and 100% God at the same time (not 50/50 or all of one and none of the other). I don't think that's what you were trying to say; I certainly hope not. And I am not accusing you of that for the record. I just wanted to mention that.

      Also, let us remember that after the Resurrection Jesus had a glorified body that the apostles did not immediately recognize. And there are several Old Testament passages that have been attributed as pre-incarnational appearances of Jesus Christ for several good reasons (and I believe them to be correct). So we definitely know of at least two distinct appearances that Jesus had and there could have been more before the Incarnation.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      So, when Jesus was as a human he looked like those who were in the same land. Also, since he was living in Jerusalem and was Jewish he looked like others who were also living there. Of course after he had risen from the dead, then we were shown how He truly appeared.

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      love His light 4 years ago

      This is a very interesting topic and one that will continue to be debated until the return of our Messiah which is unfortunate because we are called to ready ourselves for our his return. So to me the real purpose in the question is that when he does return will those in need of His spirit receive Him????? For myself I believe what our instruction tells us all of what is given anyway because our bible today is not the original and it has been altered. None the less I believe in the commands of our Heavenly Father Yahweh and the gift given to those of us with a heart to receive Him our Messiah Yahoshua. That Yahoshua is in the description from scripture Daniel and Revelation....because it it is the word given and the scripture also speaks to the indigenous people of the land.

      The purpose for the discussion is also important because we have been given visuals that are not correct, the incorrect name of our Messiah, the blurring of "Jew" instead of Isrelites or Hebrew which was the nation from which our Messiah came . Transliteration is the problem and that has been since Romans chose to depict what they wanted the world to believe similar to the point raised with Hitler.

      The word is very clear in the scriptures that speak to the appearance of our Messiah Yahosha.......Revelation 1:14*15......His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; 15And his feet like to fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. …

      Daniel 10:5-6

      I lifted up my eyes and looked, and behold, a man clothed in linen, with a belt of fine gold from Uphaz around his waist. His body was like beryl, his face like the appearance of lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs like the gleam of burnished bronze, and the sound of his words like the sound of a multitude.

      Additionally there are scriptures that speak of our Messiah blending into crowds which give merit to the previously mentioned scriptures.....and again to the land of the indigenous people which again makes the very description of our Messiah clear. It is also clear that He is sent to redeem those that went against the word of our Father Yahweh and to save the gentiles if they receive Him.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Hi Oscarlites

      Wow! That is a fantastic. Thank you for your comment.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      FSlovenec

      Thank you very much for your comment. I really appreciate it.

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      Frank Slovenec 4 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      It does not matter. Between Isaiah 53:2 and Philippians 2:1-10 we get a very good picture of Him... thanks for the Hub

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      Oscar Jones 4 years ago from Alabama

      And whether he was olive, black or white, we know he was of Jewish descendency, through his earthly mother, but being of heaven also, as it says Mary was overshadowed No pun intended. He was known of all races to be the Son of God. Perhaps he was a combination of both in such away that each person saw him as being of their own race. perhaps that is why there are many descriptions. I'm sure that his mother saw him as the child he was to her; and beyond that role, --- each and every person that looked upon him saw his earnest expression of grace and truth in bodily form. Perhaps his transparency allowed him to be the God of every race, of every people, of every tongue, and of every believer. To them who believed on him, he was the Son of God who came to save them. John said later on, Beloved, WE are the sons of God, and we don't KNOW yet how we shall appear, but when he does appear --- we shall be (look?) like him .

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      praisepluspurpose, that is very true, but I was thinking about Jesus in the physical form. Before the crucifixion

      Thank you very much for your comment.

      God bless you.

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      praisepluspurpose 4 years ago

      The Bible does provide physical details about the Christ. John’s Vision of Christ in Revelation 1:9-16

      9 I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 10 On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, 11 which said: “Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.”

      12 I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man,[d] dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. 14 The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. 15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. 16 In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Kasman, I agree with you 100% Thank you very much for sharing. That means a lot to me.

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Jesus was born to Jewish parents. Who cares what color he was. Why do we fight over the nonessentials beyond lineage? The fact is that Jesus Christ is the King of Kings. Good points on all of it and well written article! I think Jesus would have us stop fighting amongst ourselves over who gets to claim Him as he wants us all to have equal claim in terms of knowing him and get out there and share Jesus on the streets with those who need Him. Voting up and sharing!

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      Oscar Jones 4 years ago from Alabama

      Look at all the American Idol Publicity. We are vain as A people. and spoiled as a race. I include the most of us. But I acknowledge that for many, many, this is a fallacy. Most of the working people are merely being "entertained". But many have to work and work hard to live.

      I think the reference to Him being of the line of David is because of his earthly parents, and there is a lineage listed in Mathews gospel. But every race/culture has somehow adapted him to their standards. At least we all (should) know he is not replaced with Santa Claus. that is what bothers a lot of people; that is seems like SC was a Secular replacement for the real Christ and Christmas Hero, who we know As Jesus., Yeshua, Elohim.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you DeBorrah. As you know Faith without works is dead. Hearing, the word of God, and Praising God, and telling the word of God. That is what matters. In these times there is so much that is happening. Even a watch has been invented. It can be wrapped around your wrist. It tells your doctor about your blood pressure, how your heart beats. We need to keep each other informed. But, you already know. We just need to tell others. Please forgive for having been off hubpages for so long. I can tell you why, but that is another hub

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 4 years ago

      Vladimir, God Bless You! We know that it is important to know GOD'S WORD! GOD sent HIS SON to overcome sin in the flesh for us, and everything about GOD is BEAUTIFUL! JESUS was BEAUTIFUL in a vainless way! Afterall, HE was the WORD wrapped in sinless flesh! It was the sin in others that so wrongly perceived HIM then and continue to do so now... My brother we know "FAITH comes by hearing, and hearing by the WORD of GOD... " There is nothing more BEAUTIFUL than that! PRAISE GOD!

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      Vladimir Uhri 4 years ago from HubPages, FB

      DeBorra well said sis. Thank you. Vlad.

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      marcus r. 4 years ago

      what does the name jesus mean seein that can't find that name until english came out? THE CHRIST was in the likeness of the FATHER. REV 4:3... jasper and sardine stone... he had the same blood and skin as the so called niggers in america. i dnt care who dnt like it Christ only came for the lost children of israel. Mathew 15:24 seek ye out of the book of the lord and read. Exodus 3:13-15 true name of the FATHER. Ahayah asher Ahayah.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 4 years ago

      Michele Travis, Interesting hub! It matters not what color Jesus Christ was and is to me... We all bleed red blood. When you confess with your mouth "JESUS is LORD," and believe in your heart that GOD raised HIM from the dead, you will be SAVED." JESUS CHRIST rose with ALL POWER! We are covered by HIS BLOOD! Thank GOD for ETERNAL LIFE and the promise that I will see HIM face to face... This is what is most important! PRAISE GOD!

      Thank you for sharing, In HIS Love, Grace, Mercy, Peace & Blessings!

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      Garry 4 years ago

      Jesus was God and came as a Jewish baby thus his appearance was as a Jew. That could range from nearly white to very dark.. so his color should be of no importance to any race...His message and the content of his human character is all that is important .. He was tempted as all men are and yet he stood innocent never giving in to temptation thus showing his divine side. His ressurection inspite of a guarded tomb gave credence to all he preached during his short ministry. He gave the world a Savior and lifted the burden of the Law from man's shoulders. I am truly blessed by having accepted Jesus Christ as my savior for if not for him I would have no chance at all for heaven..

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      Frank Slovenec 4 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      As R-o-y referred to Isaiah 53..Jesus was undesirable..this is the ultimate humility which is further discussed in Philippians 2:1-10..no one was distracted by Jesus looks, His teaching and life made Him desirable for most and hated by others..we will see Him face to face in the future.

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      Marie Alana 4 years ago from Ohio

      Should we become more like the Amish and have no graven image before thee. A lot of Amish do not hold pictures of Jesus because they just believe it is a graven image. Should we not hold pictures of Jesus because we don't even know exactly what he looked like?

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      Frank Slovenec 4 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      Need to look at Isaiah 53..Jesus was had no beauty or majesty to attract us to Him. nothing in His appearance that we should desire Him...God did not use physical appearance in any way to attract followers...Thanks for the Hub

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Mark I agree with you. The paintings in which Jesus was white were painted by white men. That is just silly, well at least to me they are.

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      Mark 4 years ago

      I agree with you and most of the comments on this topic, Jesus was not white but he was neither black. If one looks at today's Arabs, that is possibly what Jesus looked like, Jews of the day possibly looked more like their cousins the Arabs as well. Jews spread out over the world after Jerusalem & the temple was destroyed and they intermingled with people that had settled in Europe years earlier. They may have maintained their identity but their looks certainly changed over time, which is evident in comparing Jews today from in & outside Israel.

      We have to remember that Jesus spent some time in Egypt to escape Herod, and would have stood out like a sore thumb if he were white amongst non-while folk.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you , and I will continue following you also :)

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Love your writing and will continue to follow you here , and on twitter...

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      I can't agree with you more! No matter what he looks like, he has saved us. It is true, that he probably looked more like Osama Bin Ladin, then a white man, because of where he was born. ( But, they are so opposite) Or in Bin Ladin's case ( was)

      He was not wimpy, that is so true, he had to work hard.

      And thank you for the complement. I appreciate it.

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Well bottom line is if Jesus was polka dot and three feet tall , i'd be accepting of that fact... it is a little bothersome to me that so many believers won't accept the fact that He most likely resembled Osama Bin Laden

      You were brave to write this one, and brought up a good point ...He was a carpenter... no wimpy profession!!!

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      To be honest Laurinzo Scott, I don't know why they get upset by the question. Jesus did the most wonderful thing! Even more then we can imagine. He allowed us to be forgiven of our sins!

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      What an incredible hub... and since it doesn't matter what color He was.. why do so many get upset by the question???? hmmmmm...

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      Elderyoungman 4 years ago from Worldwide

      I don't get people? If Yahoshua's look didn't matter..... Why lie about it to begin with? Gentiles can only be saved through the branches. The branches are the "Seed" of Israel. If you don't know what the vine looks like, how are you going to recognize a branch? I'll say this again. It matters and trying to suggest that it doesn't is an outright lie.

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      X-Con 4 years ago from The Free World!

      Well, he was a cop; and I definitely didn't want to get into a fight with a cop. That's a no win situation.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Pretending you are asleep is probably the best way to avoid conflicts. The best thing to avoid fights in jail is to be asleep.

      For that I should vote you up!

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      X-Con 4 years ago from The Free World!

      This reminds of a black corrections officer when I was in prison, who was adamant that Jesus as black. He drew me into a couple of conversations about that and other unorthodox beliefs that he had about the Bible when he would see me reading my Bible at my bed, as he made his rounds. We had quite a few disagreements. It was really annoying and irrelevant; so I just started pretending like I was asleep when he would come around.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      I agree with you SweetiePie, the most important thing is that he was crucified for our sins. Not the color of his skin. Now we can be forgiven. That is amazing. That is what is we should be thankful for. Does God care about skin color? Probably not, I pray someday we do not either.

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      SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA

      He probably looked Middle Eastern, but why does it matter how he looks. People seem to worry about this too much. Good hub on a very heated topic.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Skin color matters nothing to me. What matters most is God created us. We are His children. Jesus Christ died on the cross to forgive our sins, He rose from the dead. Jesus Christ IS The SON OF GOD.

      You are correct, black people are still persecuted here and all over the world, because of satan. satan is the one who started racism. satan is the evil of the world. Why hate someone because of the color of their skin? Skin only covers the body. The blood is red, the lungs breath air. satan created racsim. Racism is evil.

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      Elderyoungman 5 years ago from Worldwide

      What are all of you going to do when Yahoshua comes and splits the sky and you look at him and he is everything that has drawn your reproach throughout your existence? He is the embodiment of strange fruit, hung up by the thousands, by your ancestors. You just don't get it folks. Repentance is not just about saying you are sorry for having a slip. It is an admission that everything that has given you a sense of pride about your life is a satanic lie. That is the reason that Yahoshua's look, in your mind, shouldn't mean anything. He IS what you would call BLACK. Negroid. A Brotha. My Brother actually. When he splits the sky and you see this, what are you going to do? That is where your repentance needs to start in order for you not to be judged. Our chastisement is about over (400 years in America, of which 396 has been served). Then, the chastisement of the gentiles begins. You should think about "Why" it is so difficult to simply accept the truth. Resolving that question may very well mean the difference between salvation and judgement. Repent. Renounce this wicked world and accept the truth. Ask the Father to take out of you whatever it is inside of you that just can't deal with the truth of who Yahoshua is and all of the ramifications of what the Greeks and the Romans actually did in the holy land, being that it was filled with the very same bloodline that was hung all over the southern US and is still persecuted here today. Ask Him for HIS spirit and to be reborn in it. He IS BLACK.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      No, in the Song of Solomon it is not about Jesus Christ. Read the entire Chapter. It is about a woman.

      Solomon’s love for a Shulamaite girl.

      The Shulamite

      Rightly do they love you.[f]

      5 I am dark, but lovely,

      O daughters of Jerusalem,

      Like the tents of Kedar,

      Like the curtains of Solomon.

      6 Do not look upon me, because I am dark,

      Because the sun has tanned me.

      My mother’s sons were angry with me;

      They made me the keeper of the vineyards,

      But my own vineyard I have not kept.

      (To Her Beloved)

      7 Tell me, O you whom I love,

      Where you feed your flock,

      Where you make it rest at noon.

      For why should I be as one who veils herself[g]

      By the flocks of your companions?

      The Beloved

      8 If you do not know, O fairest among women,

      Follow in the footsteps of the flock,

      And feed your little goats

      Beside the shepherds’ tents.

      9 I have compared you, my love,

      To my filly among Pharaoh’s chariots.

      10 Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments,

      Your neck with chains of gold.

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      alfre luseni 5 years ago

      jesus christ is black...guys u have to read :the song of solomon 1-5

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      Vladimir Uhri 5 years ago from HubPages, FB

      correction: it instead of I....

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      Vladimir Uhri 5 years ago from HubPages, FB

      I experienced that practice faith on purpose is not difficult, the same is with love. The first part is to make decision to do it. Today I made some Vladiku/Haiku point. I does not matter what is the cost, since blessing fallows the faith. I wrote more:

      5057 Vlad ©

      if salvation

      comes by smile

      I would smile

      all the time

      or

      if faith comes by tears

      I will weep

      all the time

      But the faith comes by hearing of Word of God. So am listening.

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      Vladimir Uhri 5 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Resurrection is hard to believe for some, especially for natural man. Lord had some hard time to deal with the disciple's believe. See in that time the disciples were natural senses ruled. Spiritual walk came later. It was after they received Holy Spirit filling.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      That is true, but Thomas was the one who had wanted put his finger into the holes in Jesus's side and hand, in order to truly recognize him. Jesus offered to allow him, then Thomas did recognize him.

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      Vladimir Uhri 5 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Michele. You are welcome. The fact I did not seen it before about Jesus beauty, use to believe wrong. I think many believe in good intention. But it is not enough. Jesus was beautiful baby, perfect one. There was not guild or sin to change this. After resurrection two disciples could not recognize Him on the road since on the cross He was seen unrecognizable.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Vlad, thank you also for your comment. Once again you have given me a scripture I needed. Thank you for that.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Art383forfaith You have not burst my bubble. Did you not read my last comment in this hub?

      In conclusion, since the bible does not tell us the color of Jesus's skin, does it really matter? I don't think it does. After all, Jesus allowed Himself to be crucified for our sins.

      That to me, is amazing, and for that I thank God. For Jesus allowing Himself to be crucified for our sins, that is the only way we are going to be allowed to be forgiven of our sins.

      Also, Jesus being in the line of David was symbolic. Jesus is the Son of God. Placed in Mary's womb by an angel.

      Both Mary and Joseph, had very long ago lines of David in their families. That is how the line of David came in Jesus' life as was part of the prophecy. This is one of the prophecies about Jesus from the Old Testament. Even in Revelation the line of David is mentioned.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      MilesArmbruster Thank you for your comment It is wonderful! Your comments and your hubs, are always good. More people should read your hubs.

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      Vladimir Uhri 5 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Miles, you forgot the description in Isa. 53 of Jesus on the beginning is where He came from: Tender, young plant... but then it is description when He was crucified, beaten deformed not recognizable. In His ministry it was different. In His ministry He was very nice looking, since He never was touch by sin. He attract many people for sure. Being not desired was when He was hand on the cross.

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      Art383forfaith 5 years ago

      It is written in the bible that He has descended from the line of David, this is not exactly true. Sorry to burst your bubble but if you read your bible you would have read in the New Testament that Jesus was in fact a descendant of David and if you read the article you would have read this first: it is written in the bible.....

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      MilesArmbruster 5 years ago from Somewhere on the journey

      Hi Michelle!

      I remember one time when I was visiting the University of Virginia, I ran into a fellow who spent an hour trying to convince me that Jesus was black. I found his zeal and vehemence fascinating, Jesus' color was REALLY important to him. I kept asking him (when I could get a word in...) questions like, "Why did Jesus come to earth?" or "Apart from his color, what do you think of Jesus?" Needless to say, this guy was only interested in Jesus color.

      I suppose that I would agree with you, Jesus is not described in the NT, so we have to assume that, since He was a Jew, that would be our best starting point for taking a guess. On the other hand, the miraculous hand of God at work in the conception of Jesus leaves a wide spectrum of possibilities, and actually makes all of our speculation even more irrelevant.

      We do, however, have an important description of Jesus that bears being mentioned. Isaiah 53:2-3 says, "For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. " It seems that the point here is that Jesus was not someone who would attract people by his looks, and yet, Isaiah 53 goes on to say that he would take our sins, and that is really what we are supposed to be looking for.

      Your hubs are always so interesting.

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      SlavJewRevenge 5 years ago

      God bless you sister.And you did it right,if comments offend us we should not entertain it lest we be discouraged.And as biblesays we should not "cast our pearls before swines".I will email you ...May the lord protect you.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      SlavJewRevenge You did not offend me at all. Not in the least. You did not offend anyone. I am sorry to have shut it down, I felt insulted more then once. A member of my family was killed by Hitler. The reply was not good. Not at all. If you wish, please email me and I can give you more detail.

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      SlavJewRevenge 5 years ago

      Hey Michele,why did you close down the hub on "concentration camps".If i offended you forgive me,i never intended it.I was caught up in "revenge down's comments".

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you Vlad.

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      Vladimir Uhri 5 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Michelle, bravooo...

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      praisepluspurpose I do accept what is written in Revelation. You are correct. It is what Jesus taught us, did for us, and still loves us even though we are still imperfect that matters most.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Molly, I am going to do that. It is interesting even though the most important thing is what Jesus did for us. He is the Son of God. He allowed Himself to be crucified for our sins. He was not forced. God loves us so much, we cannot even understand how much. But, we are so grateful. I am so thankful. If it were not for Jesus, there is no way any of us could enter Paradise and even know God. I love God, even though I am a new Christian, I love God more and more every day!

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      praisepluspurpose 5 years ago

      I don't understand why if color is of no significance, then why can't we just accept the written depiction the Bible gives in Revelations. The Bible is our primary source for knowing the character, the miracles, and the heart of Christ... why is not a considered source for the appearance of Him

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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      Michele, I don't remember exactly -- not even sure it was Time. What I do remember is the variety of depictions; every race and nationality under the sun was represented. You could find the same thing, I'm sure, by doing a Google search with a title like "paintings of Jesus." There are thousands.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      mollymeadows Thank you for your comment. What year was that? I would love to see that!

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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      Michele, there was a story years ago, I think it was on the cover of Time Magazine, that showed Jesus in all the different ways different people had portrayed Him. The most striking thing about the paintings was that everybody painted Jesus as looking just like them. Jesus was yellow, white, black, brown and red, depending on who the artist was. Of course he was actually Jewish, but it was kind of neat to see the artistic concepts. All essentially correct, BTW! As others here have noted, He is universal.

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      praisepluspurpose 5 years ago

      You're right the color of Jesus' skin shouldn't be an issue, but it is and has been since the beginning of time. If you research the history of pictures of The Madonna, the first painting were of a black woman holding a black child and Napoleon out ruled them and had them destroyed, there are still about 4 in existence.

      However, the image of Christ is depicted in Revelations 1:12-18 12I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13and among the lampstands was someone “like a son of man,”b dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. 14His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. 15His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. 16In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.

      17When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. 18I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.

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      wba108@yahoo.com 5 years ago from upstate, NY

      Good points! No doubt Jesus didn't look as if he was a European, people tend to try to make God in their own image that's human nature. It belief the word of God is authorative if intepreted correctly from the original text but most if not all bible translations contain some prejudices of the people interpreting them. No doubt Hitler was a master at exploiting the prejudices of the German people in an attempt to stir persecution for the Jews.

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      Vineeth 5 years ago

      Also canaan is not africa.He is the son of ham,whose descendends settled in modern day Israel region.God cursed this son of Ham,for Ham's iniquity.Descendends of Japheth and shem,made canaanites slaves.(israeli's are not the only descendend of shem-others like chinese,s.iranians,s.indians,ishmaelis are there).When israelites led by moses came they killed and drew out both canaanite slaves and japhetic and semitic masters out of land of Israel as God commanded.God did this because of iniquity of the people who resided in canaan land before Israel came.So get your history right.

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      Vineeth 5 years ago

      Regarding ashekenazi Jew entymology,this is a wikipedia article- In the Rabbinic literature, Ashkenaz's kingdom was first associated with the Scythian region, then later on with the Slavic territories, [5] and from the 11th century onwards with Northern Europe and Germany. [6] The Jews living in the northern regions,

      associated with Ashkenaz's kingdom, thus came to call themselves the.Ashkenazi Jews.Did you know the term scandinavia is derived from ashekenaz-son of Japheth?So it's clear that ashkenazi jews are not descended by ashkenaz.

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      Vineeth 5 years ago

      The term ashkenazi jew came because jews lived in the ashkenaz lands-which is germany,scandinavia & some of e.europe according to rabbinic literature.This is the account given about ahkenazi jew entymology in all major encyclopedia's in the world.So,it's clear that ashkenazi jew is not descended from ashkenaz as you foolishly claim,but the germans,scandinavians and some eastern europeans are the ones descended from ashkenaz-the son of Japheth.Accept the reality,and stop trying to vainly twist it to fit your selfish,wishful thinkings.

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      Vineeth 5 years ago

      @elderyoungman-deutronomy28,deals with curses that will befall israelites if they break Mosaic laws.So you say because Jews have broken the mosaic law they cannot come back to promised land?

      If so why are they today prospering in Israel?

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      Elderyoungman 5 years ago from Worldwide

      The 144000 is the remnant of Israel and they wont be of the current inhabitants of the land. Deuteronomy 28 lists the curses that the physical remnant is currently under. One of those curses is that they cannot return to the land, but the Father must do it, after the end of time(the age). So, they are not jewish, but Hebrew. The mother is actually Jerusalem the city.

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      Vladimir Uhri 5 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Regarding of 144.000 is 144.000 Jewish witness and mother is not Mary but "mother" Israel. The revelation which is talking about future and not of the pass - description does not fit to Mary and Jesus (Rev 12).

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Vineeth Yes, I know they are the 144,000 tribes of Israel. As you may or may not know, many of my hubs are questions. And a lot of hubbers are helping me learn more about the bible, salvation, Jesus, God I could go on and on. I thank God for what I have learned.

      God Bless you.

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      Vineeth 5 years ago

      Dear sister "Michelle Travis".144,000 are not for christians,because they will be reavealed only in the tribulation period after the rapture of church.They-144,000 of 12 tribes of Israel will lead many along with them to martyrdom for Jesus during the great tribulation period.This period of great delusion and tribulation,which last for 7 years comes after the rapture of the church.God bless you.

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      Vineeth 5 years ago

      @saggitarius 2012-it's already proven by the scriptures.You fail to see the reality which is so evident,because you are so indoctrinated with catholic lies.Jesus-Is the lion of Judah,eternal king of Israel after David,it's all in the scriptures & is so evident and yet you ignore the reality,why?Think...reality is that you blaspheme God almighty who created you,when you say God didn't sent his son to the world through his chosen people-Israel.The only reason why God chose Israel was to sent his son for the salvation of many.May God bless you to see the reality.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Vlad you know that is why I stay out of forums. They seem to be so horrible. Have they been that way for a long time? I don't know.

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      Vladimir Uhri 5 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Michele, I am so glad reading your personal testimony. It is awesome. He is worthy to be praised. I thank Him also for every little thing. Even for water I drink or air I breathe. It has expanding effect, He blessed us more.

      I am sure some skeptics are coming here and some believe they have their own purpose and mission. But our God Elohim and His Son Yeshuvah sent them to hear good news, that faith and love are sufficient to receive Him. Then they may not be slaves of sin any more but walk in Grace, truth and peace.

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      Elderyoungman 5 years ago from Worldwide

      Yes He is sis! Yes He is. HalleluYah!

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      ElderYoungMan I have asked God to let me know who they are, because the 144,000 they are the ones who are going to serve God by teaching us. Teaching us, helping us learn what God wants us to know and understand. I also, ask God to protect me from the devil, and believe He does. Also, there are two paths, and I pray to be lead down the path God wants me to follow, because I can't do it by myself. Only following God is the way to do it. That is very true. Thank you so much for helping me learn how to recognize Yahoshua, when I see Him. I am so imperfect, and have sinned. But, once again it makes me cry what He did for me and for all the others who love Him. All He did. He is so AMAZING!

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      Elderyoungman 5 years ago from Worldwide

      Michele, what matters the most is a true heart, that you would love Him and submit to Him (by way of his word) without regards to how he looks, which means that you look more to who He is. His remnant is the remnant of Israel, Hebrews not Israelis. This matters because when these 144000 preachers stand up to speak, you'll want to know who they are. People that hold hatred in their hearts won't know them. So, from that context, it is important to know historically, what the MessiYah looked like. It will only be an issue for folks like Vlad who won't even seek out the truth.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      What matters most, the color of His skin or the fact that He was crucified for our sins? He was not forced to do this. He did this of His own free will. It is true that I am new at this, and do not know a lot, but I love Him so much, He allowed Himself to be tortured and crucified for my sins and all of our sins, I love Him and Abba so much! I pray thank Him every day, and also tell God ( sorry I still call Him God, I am still learning) that I love him with all of my heart. That is true.

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      Elderyoungman 5 years ago from Worldwide

      Ding!

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      jah1z 5 years ago

      The infamous picture of a White Jesus with blue eyes is in fact a real person that existed years after Jesus was crucified. His name is Cesare Borgia, the son of a Pope during Judea.

      The story goes that a protest among Jewish followers broke out, and they held a drawing (or painting?) of the real Jesus as a dark-skinned man with woolly hair. The "Caucasian" religious sect opposed to a Black Jesus and schemed for another image of the Christ, to put-down the uprising. They knew of this Cesare Borgia to be a "handsome" figure than the real, Black Jesus. And made a painting of him to counter that of the real Hebrew, Black Jesus.

      Thus how that infamous "White Jesus with blue eyes" came to be accepted by Caucasians to be the Jesus of the Jews. A Google search will show this man, Cesare Borgia, who died during a seige from an invading force and rumored to have had sexual relations with his sister and killed his own brother to take his rank as the leading captian of a "protector group" for the Pope.

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      Elderyoungman 5 years ago from Worldwide

      Vladimir......... Hiding anyone other than a black child at that time, in Egypt is not even logical. You might want to look up Hosea 4:6. I'm going to pray for you.

      Elder

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      Vladimir Uhri 5 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Elder, Hiding Jesus in Egypt did not make him black. I do not have anything more to say. Be blessed.

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      Elderyoungman 5 years ago from Worldwide

      @Michelle-Welcome sister! :-)

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      Elderyoungman 5 years ago from Worldwide

      OK Vlad, let me try to explain something to you. "BTW do you know that slaves from Africa was sold to Americans by Arabs? Otherwise they would be killed. Was it not favor Americans bought them?" Millions of Hebrews fled into Africa but before them, all of the descendents of Canaan, who fled from the Hebrews who were led by Joshua in the conquest of the promised land. The Hebrews settled on the coasts on land that had been held by the Canaanites (Africa). So these, none Hebraic blacks, first sold these Hebraic blacks into slavery themselves and then told the Europeans that "The people of the Book" lived in great numbers on the coasts. Then you have the transatlantic slave trade. In what kind of demented mind is murder, rape and torture an alternative? You sound like one of those people who want blacks give thanks to an oppressor for slavery. The folks that sold the Hebraic blacks into slavery were slaughtered by the folks that they sold them to over the years but especially after the period running up to WWI. The father is just. I can agree with brown for the color of the MessiYah, but the real point is why has the world been presented with a lie in the first place and what impact does the lie have for those who will look for Yahoshua and His remnant when the day comes. The MessiYah did live in Africa during the time he spent in hiding, in Egypt. "Jewish" and Hebrew are two different things. 80% of the "Jewish" people in the land called Israel at this time are not descendents of Shem, but descendents of Japheth (Askenaz). I can see that you haven't read about this much. You seem a little agitated that you've been given a big pile of lies and presumptions. Don't shoot the messenger. Go check it out for yourself.

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      Vladimir Uhri 5 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Sorry, I have to correct misunderstanding. I mentioned here in US black people are repeating that we (US) are wrong because we had slaves. I never had any slaves. I was not even born here. BTW do you know that slaves from Africa was sold to Americans by Arabs? Otherwise they would be killed. Was it not favor Americans bought them?

      I was talking , sir, about American slaves. If I would be back born in America I would be great-full I live in US.

      I do not think Jesus was neither black nor white. He was brown, considering climate. But He never lived in Africa. Jewish are not predominantly black. Only who now live in Ethiopia.

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      Elderyoungman 5 years ago from Worldwide

      @Vladimir-I don't think I mentioned slavery, but since you did, I'll give you a short overview. Understanding that the Hebrews that you read about up until the fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD were black people allows you to understand the full context of the racism that you and others that think like you claim are the activities of the last 200 years. As early as 333 BC, what you would call racial oppression started in the Holy land, with the Greeks. Antiochus Epiphanes was the first gentile ruler to desecrate the temple. The Romans in 70 AD destroyed the temple and scattered the Hebrew nation to the 4 winds. A million Hebrews were killed, hundred of thousands were taken into slavery and millions more fled into the jungles of Africa. So, if I was talking about slavery Vladimir, the conversation would start over 2000 years ago, not 200. What has happened to Hebrews and non-Hebraic blacks throughout the history of this planet is an abomination to the very creator and is why your world is about to go into tribulation. The reason that I point out here that the Messiah is black is so that you can understand, when the tribulation gets bad and you seek out the remnant, you will know who your are looking for and also so that those that harbor hatred for people based on race that their souls are in danger.

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      Vladimir Uhri 5 years ago

      Our people here in US have a lot sense to become missionaries. They like people to be saved in all colors. The issue of race is brought from political view, mostly black. Why should bring point Jesus was black? *** Also one criticize somebody who is black like president and they blame you are racist. I love black people but not sure many do white. Why talking about what happened 200 years ago all the time?