posted on Feb, 28 2006 @ 12:20 PM
Jesus was a Jew. According to anthropologists, Jews belong to the Caucasian race, which includes all those throughout Europe, the Middle East, and
north of the Sahara. What some commonly call the Jewish, Arab, or European race is really a misnomer. Those would be ethnic groups within the same
race, thus they may share similar features. In fact, sometimes, a person within an ethnic group may be mistaken as being part of another ethnic
Can you always tell who is a German, an Englishman, an Iranian, or a Spaniard? I have seen many light skin, light hair Iraqis and on the contrary
I’ve seen many dark skin, dark hair Romanians. To think that an ethnic group must always resemble certain features is ludicrous.
Christ would have lived much of His life outdoors, and thus His skin darkened by the hot sun.
Let me make another point: we should not be offended or exalted by the simple fact that Christ was born a Jew. That’s the facts of the scriptures.
This does not make one race or ethnic group more important than the others. Christ had to come through one race, and one ethnic group, and through one
family. Race and ethnicity does not matter to God.