Why did Jesus have a beard?

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  1. waynet profile image67
    waynetposted 14 years ago

    Why did Jesus have a beard?

  2. yes2truth profile image60
    yes2truthposted 14 years ago

    How do you know that He had a beard?

    How do you know what He looked like?

    Do you believe the Papist and Roman Catholic images that have been circulated and promulgated since medieval times that portray Him as a long haired effeminate looking wimp with a goatee beard?

    Just some things for you to think on.

  3. Yasmina profile image61
    Yasminaposted 14 years ago

    All the men in Israel had beards and they were told in the law how to keep it proper.
    They were civilized people, who lieved in houses and had  lot of food. Even if Jesus when he was 30, was wandering from town to town, he looked after himself.

  4. point2make profile image60
    point2makeposted 14 years ago

    There are no physical descriptions of Jesus in the Bible. We are not told what he looked like for a very good reason. People would worship His image instead of Him. We are told he could pass unnoticed in a crowd and had no outstanding physical features. We can infer his appearance was similar to the other Jewish men of his time. He certainly could have had a beard but it is equally possible he did not.

  5. Dark knight rides profile image61
    Dark knight ridesposted 14 years ago

    Probably. In the Old Testament, which Jesus would have been very familiar with, Leviticus lists 600+ rules, two of which concern not cutting your hair and beard.

  6. Mitchell Hillman profile image58
    Mitchell Hillmanposted 14 years ago

    Jesus was, first and foremost,Jewish and the rules for beard cutting are detailed in Leviticus 19 & 21, if I'm not mistaken from my readings. I am neither Jewish nor Christian, but I am well read in both faiths. If Jesus was mourning humanity then he certainly would have had a beard and indeed long hair. At several points in the scriptures he is referred to as a "rabbi" which while it simply could have meant teacher, could also have meant he was literally a rabbi and would have been unallowed to "shave the corners of his beard" of course this may well have also implied that he was married as well...which disagrees with many peoples beliefs.

  7. profile image57
    idealsposted 14 years ago

    because he wanted to have one.his choice!just like anyone can have it if they want.

  8. fireball34 profile image60
    fireball34posted 14 years ago

    Good Response Hillmen~  The bible does say in a new testament passage that they rip his beard apart while beating him for our sins~

  9. Rudra profile image69
    Rudraposted 14 years ago

    Seems as if it is everyone had a bead in those days.

  10. Daniel Carter profile image63
    Daniel Carterposted 14 years ago

    There is more recent historical evidence to support that many Jewish men at the time of Jesus did not have beards. Apparently it had to do with relationship to sect, status in the community and a few other factors. As to whether or not Jesus actually had a beard cannot be determined simply because he was a radical, and basically condemned the Jewish sects of his day. It's possible he had no beard at all, although there is no way of knowing. It could also easily have been simply he had a beard at times, and not at others, depending on what suited him. He acted independently of his surroundings.

  11. neocobra5 profile image61
    neocobra5posted 14 years ago

    who cares? does this any anyway effect your worship toward him? it wouldn't mine

  12. alekhouse profile image74
    alekhouseposted 14 years ago

    1. everyone had a beard then
    2. there were no barber shops
    3. there were no electric razors

  13. THE LIP profile image61
    THE LIPposted 14 years ago

    Says Who...May I ask? Taking ur word for it I'd say becoz there were no safety razors back then or more probably coz he was told Judas was actually a barber..who knows for sure?

  14. DawnnaBee profile image60
    DawnnaBeeposted 14 years ago

    This question is so irrelevant to ALL that Jesus did~ Who cares
    if he was bald & painted his head Blue? LOL! As much as I'd like
    to say I wish I could see what he actually looked like, I'm glad there are no actual pictures of him... So... that's about it outta me today, on this topic anyway! Jesus? Can You even believe what they're asking here? He's told me: "Yes, as WE are always
    toooo curious, it is our nature"..............*DB*

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    reeltaulkposted 14 years ago

    maybe he hated the neighborhood barber........btw how do you know he had a beard

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    Jah Truthposted 14 years ago

    One, Jesus had no reason to care for the appearance of his hair. Second, it is an ancient Yogic technique to grow the hair long over the head, neck and face to energetically protect certain energy centers. The entire body is sacred, but the head and neck are the control centers, deemed very important. Also, another Yogic technique is to grow ones hair out very long and then consciously cut the hair as an energetic purification.

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    blake4dposted 13 years ago

    He was a Rabbi, and facial hair in orthodox sects of Jewish men usually had beards out of cultural and societal norms at least that far back in history. But more basically because hair grew from his face and he chose not to shave it off.

  18. davidseeger profile image60
    davidseegerposted 13 years ago

    Historically, beards have been a sign of wisdom. For this reason a beard was assigned to him.

  19. puebloman profile image60
    pueblomanposted 13 years ago

    There are many reasons for having a beard. I have pointed out elsewhere (see my question "Why was Jesus born on Xmas day?) how poor Joseph and Mary were, so I doubt if they could afford razor blades, not the ones that give you a really close shave anyway, and certainly not foam, or after shave, so what can a poor boy do? Beards keep your face warm at very low cost, and you can occasionally get through hard times by eating bits of food that get caught in it.
    Hope this helps.

  20. Apostle Jack profile image60
    Apostle Jackposted 13 years ago

    Because men have beards as God design and created us.
    If i knew the extent of your question i could answer it better.

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    bolt1951posted 12 years ago

    Styling and profiling, what else? and perhaps has sesative skin and I believe shortness of razor blades.

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    Fatigmonposted 11 years ago

    Religious artists, centuries after Jesus was here in the flesh, pictured him as having long hair, somewhat effeminate and hippy like. Nothing could be further from the truth. A study of scripture will show that this was not in any way a picture of Jesus.

    Isaiah 53:2 is a prophecy describing his appearance. "For 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."

    I Corinthians 11:14, " Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?" If it were a shame Jesus would not do it.
    Jesus did not physically stand out in a crowd. See Matthew 26:48, "Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast." Were it not for Judas the soldiers would not have known who he was.

    All Scripture from The King James Bible.


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