read the entire thing, at least until i started skimming the last two or three pages
but i'd already gone beyond by then- and wanted to tear my hair out and remind myself
to NEVER do such a thing EVER again!! so much bickering!
such a shame to ask for answers and then fight off anyone attempting to provide them!
even so, i thought i should at least contribute something
after bothering to read most of that... ahem... RUBBISH!
(i won't point to the bilge, i believe we can all step over that
and actually address the topic?)
someone at the following site has done an excellent and fine job of compiling as many early documents containing descriptions of Jesus that are to be
found. remember that these are in fact descriptions written by other men- and since it seemed to me a good 15 pages of this thread dedicated itself to
describing 'burnt bronze' and every shade from one end of the spectrum to the other (and with very creative color descriptions for the same hues)...
lest anyone throw crayons at one another and call CRAYOLA the anti-christ
, the link is only provided for those who were genuinely interested in
what others of that time period thought of his appearance, and may explain where the 'stereo-typical' Jesus depictions originated.
Physical Descriptions of Christ
Isaiah 53 is generally accepted as prophecy concerning Christ, and points out:
and for quick and easy reference, the description suggests that Jesus will NOT appear:
from Is. 53:2 (KJV):
he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him,
[there is] no beauty that we should desire him.
from Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary:
Main Entry: come·ly
1 : pleasurably conforming to notions of good appearance, suitability, or proportion
2 : having a pleasing appearance : not homely or plain
synonym see BEAUTIFUL
- come·li·ness noun
2Cr 10:7 (KJV) "Do ye look on things after the outward appearance?
If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again,
that, as he [is] Christ's, even so [are] we Christ's."
i think most of the folk that tried desperately to point out that it was the message
that mattered, not the vessel nor the form taken by that
individual, were dead on....
and NOW i'll tip mah hat, bid ya'll g'day, and scoot back over to ATS and BTS!!!!!!!!