posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 09:06 PM
I really love how we automatically know what Jesus looked like and see his face everywhere we go:
First, he was Jewish before all the Jews left Israel....so he was likely to be as dark as the arabs in that area are. "white" jews were of european
stock, a much later occourance.....
Second, he was not known for taking a Nazerite vow....where you do not cut your hair for a year/however long it takes to fulfill whatever you
prominsed (Sampson did take that vow, from birth).....
Third, scriptures state that he was normal in appearance....an average jew, neither pretty nor ugly.
Fourth, Christ was a carpenter's son...likely to have lots of musculature (bones tend to thicken out...more likely to look like a football player
than the willow wand figure we use today.
I'd love to see a picture of him that is compatable with the historical documents on/about him. I have yet to see one.