Hmmmm, interesting discourse here, what color skin was Jesus? Well, some in Middle East are Very white, look at Saudi Arabia, well, ok that's the
women, Vitamin D def isn't it? Ancient pics or reliefs of Egyptians, I think they look more like Asian, seriously, and the whole thing with the
black jet straight hair...wondered about that one.
But all in all, to me it doesn't matter, I don't believe he looked like the poster boy of the Euro-English look, though I do know by readings that
there were Celts in that region [during later B.C./A.D.], and who knows what the Kassites looked like, etc., from earlier B.C., just one example...my
point being, that it would really be impossible to know what Jesus or any one outside of Roman descent looked like, apart from the relief depictions
we have today of that ancient world, because of the many wars [which included rapes] and the enslavement of women [which always included rape] and the
temple forced prostitution [which always included rape] So, like common sense would tell us, that we simply have no idea really, what the general
people looked like,
even the Roman depictions other than relief that we have, such as from paintings, many are of Eurocentric and we know they didn't look like that
then, the reliefs show otherwise. IF we look at history and not scripture, or take scripture from a poetic sense rather than a literal [and in my
opinion it was poetic/literature, not literal] from the voice of the oppressed [later taken, hijacked and used by the oppressors which is why we do
have confusing accounts today], then we can safely assume that yes, it's highly possible that Jesus could have been black.
I mean it's hard to say really, even the Northern regions of Africa, changed, there was invasions and slavery and rapes and so, we don't even know
what many African tribes looked like then, IF you take a look at the depictions we Do have of ancient Benin, the kings of old, they don't look
anything like we would picture today. Because of so many variables,
So, that said, the whole thing with skin color, you know all in all, it's the color of DIRT, because that's what we revert too, and if you look at
DIRT around the earth, including SAND, well, heck
Jesus could have been Purple for all we know. Or peach, or pink, or blue, or jet black, or sandy brown, or beige, or cream white...or red. I do know
the dirt-clay around the Med is red clay, some orange. That's both dirt in farming and sand near beaches...
because of mineral changes, etc., that's what makes the sand in Carmel CA purple, and you know they Did have different diets, not the pollution we
have today, so even their mineral composition was different than what it is today [study vitamin bottles, what's in Dirt is in our bodies].
So maybe Jesus was purple, better yet, maybe the Real shocker will be, we'll all be in the white light of space and all the creatures will be
standing and then, Wow, here SHE comes, God, and every misogynist word will be gulp, gulp, swallowed right then and there...now wouldn't THAT BE A
SHOCKER! OR maybe God is like a plant that has both male-female parts, who knows,
I prefer to see Jesus as many colors, like the earth...I do think that the whitewashing is harmful, in that it was an Erasure just like patriarchy
erased the Female in life [and we are paying That price dearly today, look at the mining gaping rape holes of Mother Earth, the shortage of drinking
Water/drying up of Euphrates etc., yea enjoy drinking that OIL and eating those Military tanks, hmmmmmyum yum, yes, ah,
going back to the non-literal, there is so many references IN the Bible that could very well be taken as metaphors of Nature, yes, in Both Testaments.
It was after all, after the animals were created that it says, LET US create man in our image...all prior To that, it says 'and God said let there
and we Do have all the traits of both earth and animals, we jump like Kangaroos, we hear and repeat sounds just like birds [how do we know that it
wasn't Animals that taught us to talk, ever see a baby, he/she learns by what they hear, first word is dada, mmmma, ever listen to animals, rooooar
sounds like RA, ooo ooo like Apes do or caw, caw, like the ravens or coo coo like the doves, I mean, HOW do we know, really? WE think humans are the
beginning but HOW do we know, the least will be last that it wasn't the wind, animals that taught Humans? We don't...now not saying we should
worship them [and it goes into this in book of Romans] BUT it doesn't say we should just dismiss their role either,
and maybe that was the point...to evolve into seeing All of it, and then finding Balance. Well anyway, typing here out of the box so to speak, but
here's all this debate, over what color Jesus was...and well, it's missing the point isn't it? That's the whole problem with Erasure, I think
this is a lesson we could learn from the Native Indians, we NEED all color to survive, con't