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Why is Jesus white?

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posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 08:34 PM
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Stop looking at him for the color of his skin, start examining his beliefs on the content of his character. Whatever color skin he had, his message is what is of importance.




posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 08:35 PM
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A book to explain a book. Crazy.

Op you can have any colour Jesus , you pick.



posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 08:53 PM
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Revelation 1:14
King James Version (KJV)
14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

I agree he wasn't white and it doesn't matter what color he was but let's not forget he was a Jew.



posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 09:02 PM
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WP4YT

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jesus wasnt white, he was born in the middle east , arabic( brown) colour,i would think


Actually if you look at Persians (iranians) they are very pale colored. Isreal too. Definitely not "brown" skinned. The lands the supposed Jesus would have been from, would be inhabited by very white people, maybe not "european" but pale nonetheless..


Of course Jesus was "very white." So many Christians' beliefs would be undone if they were to know that the skin of Jesus wasn't as light as theirs.



posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 09:08 PM
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ZeussusZ
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A book to explain a book. Crazy.

Op you can have any colour Jesus , you pick.


Who said a book to explain a book? What I was saying is a book to explain his questions.



posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 09:22 PM
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His questions he can't find in the book. So a book to answer questions he can't find in The book.



posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 09:25 PM
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Jesus certainly wasnt white, doubt he even owned a white robe.
In fact if we go by Isaiah account of who Jesus would be, we are left with only one genuine description of Christ

"He grew up like a young plant and like a root out of the dry ground; he had no form or comeliness that we should look upon him, and no beauty that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by all, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief, and as one from whom men hide their faces, he was despised, and we esteemed him not." (from Isaiah 53)

He was well, ugly



posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 10:09 PM
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CleanCare
Dear ATS,

Where are the Asians in the Bible? Where are the dinosaurs? How does Jesus understand a prayer that's in Japanese? Does he speak every single language in the world?

Sorry not sorry.


Uh, he was a Jew. Duh!

edit on 16-2-2014 by kurthall because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 10:14 PM
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Tucket

WP4YT

eyeinoz
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jesus wasnt white, he was born in the middle east , arabic( brown) colour,i would think


Actually if you look at Persians (iranians) they are very pale colored. Isreal too. Definitely not "brown" skinned. The lands the supposed Jesus would have been from, would be inhabited by very white people, maybe not "european" but pale nonetheless..


Of course Jesus was "very white." So many Christians' beliefs would be undone if they were to know that the skin of Jesus wasn't as light as theirs.


Sorry but Jesus was light skinned.

The middle east is a big place, and the area he was from which is now modern day Isreal, Palestine, Iran, are light skinned people. When typical Americans who are NOT geographically inclined think of middle eastern people, they think of people from the Arabian peninsula e.g. Saudi Arabi, who are brown skinned. That area is not anywhere near where Jesus was, and is a totally different culture.

Isreali girl:


Iranian girl:


Palestinian girl:


And edit to add, I am not a Christian or any other religion. I will concede it's unlikely Jesus was blonde, however there ARE some blonde middle easterners, it's actually not as rare as one would think.
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posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 11:05 PM
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Actually if you look at Persians (iranians) they are very pale colored. Isreal too. Definitely not "brown" skinned. The lands the supposed Jesus would have been from, would be inhabited by very white people, maybe not "european" but pale nonetheless..

According to the Bible he wasn't very white. Does it not have passages speaking about his skin being that of brass? And looking like it was burned in a furnace.



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 01:12 AM
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Lucid Lunacy
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Actually if you look at Persians (iranians) they are very pale colored. Isreal too. Definitely not "brown" skinned. The lands the supposed Jesus would have been from, would be inhabited by very white people, maybe not "european" but pale nonetheless..

According to the Bible he wasn't very white. Does it not have passages speaking about his skin being that of brass? And looking like it was burned in a furnace.



Not sure, have never followed the bible. Just pointing out that people from the area the supposed messiah came from were not really brown skinned.



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 01:15 AM
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No one knows the truth of the matter. Any answer would be completely speculative.



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 06:25 AM
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kurthall

CleanCare
Dear ATS,

Where are the Asians in the Bible? Where are the dinosaurs? How does Jesus understand a prayer that's in Japanese? Does he speak every single language in the world?

Sorry not sorry.


Uh, he was a Jew. Duh!

edit on 16-2-2014 by kurthall because: (no reason given)


Most contemporary accounts of that time say 'Jesus' (Yeshua / Yeishu / Yeishu ben Pandera / other possible names) was a Notzri or Nazarene rather than a Jew.



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 06:35 AM
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Jesus would have looked like a typical middle easterner...ranging from light skinned to brown. I'd use the Palestinian/Jordanian/Syrian racial profile as a reference to Jesus' physical features. Though there are groups who assert that not only Jesus, but all of the Israelites... looked like Europeans or Africans. That is, at best, junk theology and can be safely dismissed.



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 06:35 AM
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Lucid Lunacy
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Actually if you look at Persians (iranians) they are very pale colored. Isreal too. Definitely not "brown" skinned. The lands the supposed Jesus would have been from, would be inhabited by very white people, maybe not "european" but pale nonetheless..

According to the Bible he wasn't very white. Does it not have passages speaking about his skin being that of brass? And looking like it was burned in a furnace.



Brass is a light coloured metal.

Most contemporary accounts of the day were of a 'golden' youth / man, radiant and with light / bright skin and hair. Possibly this links to 'Jesus' being likened to Apollo, though there is every possibility that the historical 'Jesus' was in fact white with light hair and eyes. Especially if he was a Nazarene with some non semitic heritage as accounts say. Remember the time of 'Jesus' birth in the area there were Romans and people from many places with heritage from many places.

Early depictions of 'Jesus'

Brass


mama.indstate.edu...


The early Christians believed that the Messiah was to be born in Bethlehem. This belief is based on a misunderstanding of Micah 5.2 which simply names Bethlehem as the town where the Davidic lineage began. Since the early Christians believed that Jesus was the Messiah, they automatically believed that he was born in Bethlehem. But why did the Christians believe that he lived in Nazareth? The answer is quite simple. The early Greek speaking Christians did not know what the word "Nazarene" meant. The earliest Greek form of this word is "Nazoraios," which is derived from "Natzoriya," the Aramaic equivalent of the Hebrew "Notzri." (Recall that "Yeishu ha-Notzri" is the original Hebrew for "Jesus the Nazarene.") The early Christians conjectured that "Nazarene" meant a person from Nazareth and so it was assumed that Jesus lived in Nazareth. Even today, Christians blithely confuse the Hebrew words "Notzri" (Nazarene, Christian), "Natzrati" (Nazarethite) and "nazir" (nazarite), all of which have completely different meanings.

The information in the Talmud (which contains the Baraitas and the Gemara), concerning Yeishu and ben Stada, is so damaging to Christianity that Christians have always taken drastic measures against it. When the Christians first discovered the information they immediately tried to wipe it out by censoring the Talmud. The Basle edition of the Talmud (c. 1578 - 1580) had all the passages relating to Yeishu and ben Stada deleted by the Christians. Even today, editions of the Talmud used by Christian scholars lack these passages!

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posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 09:12 AM
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As far as the bible representing color the ancient Egyptians where hairy and red, The shebans were Ebony black but other than that the only reference it to whiter than white hair and clothing with face's shining and how this impressed those whom beheld it such as the Israelites when they beheld moses or the apostles with Christ when me met Moses and Elias on the mountain and asked him if they could build three tabernacles there, there is also an Ethiopian in the new testament but I think from a historic persepective that blonde and blue eyed with fair skin was by the time of Christ a rarity in the middle east.
The color of a persons skin is not relevant to god and as jesus pointed out in the resurrection you will have a new body (a celestial body like the angel's), in fact the Judeans of that time probable looked very much like the Syrians and arabs of today.
Read this for inspiration.
www.ewtn.com...
"I will come unto Each as one of there OWN"
Christ is black, He is white, He is Asian, He is everyone that has taken the sacremant in any church so long as they did it in faith to HIM and HIS FATHER.
Isreal may have been chosen because it is the crossroad's for the ancient family's of man and the Jew's were surely mixed with Nubeans and west African slave's, All there slaves and servants (Slavery is abominable because of Christ whom Bore the weight of the world as gods slave the last sacrifice) were also converted weather they wanted to be or not and became Israelites.
The Lemba tribe of south africe have for thousand's of years claimed to be jew's but it was the genetic analysis which proved they have the Beni Cohen gene that proved the black people were Jewish, They are Christian's.


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posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 09:19 AM
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Possible but not that likely, this is true of the Philistines whom were a Phoenician people (the modern Kurd's are supposed to be descended from them and often do have blue or green eye's and blond hair) and possible of the Hittites whom spoke a indo European language not that dissimilar to modern English and German with a shared grammar, but the Hebrew's where a mixed people descended from slave's, the other Blond people I in the area were the southern Europeans such as the Macedonian's and it is now believed that because Cleopatra was of pure INBRED Macedonian lineage from the Ptolomeic line of Alexander's general that she was in fact blond and blue eyed unlike the traditional view of her as black haired and dark eye'd (though she was probably not a patch on old Elizabeth taylor).



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 09:56 AM
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The modern depiction of Jesus is based on Cesare Borgia, the son of Pope Alexander VI (1492-1503), a noble who was placed into the Papacy and whose family was renown for poisoning, judicial murder and extortion to fund their schemes.



Wherever there is consolidation of power, there are psychopaths willing to enforce it.

Jesus had "hair like wool" and his "feet were like bronze." He was apparently middle-eastern and his image was warped to serve the corrupted who have institutionalized religion within the Vatican.



edit on 17-2-2014 by Konduit because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 10:03 AM
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CleanCare
Dear ATS,

Where are the Asians in the Bible? Where are the dinosaurs? How does Jesus understand a prayer that's in Japanese? Does he speak every single language in the world?

Sorry not sorry.


I 100% used to be on your side of the fence, I thought it was western men not wanting to bow down to someone who was brown.

However I gave it some thought and the Israeli's are pretty damn white, here's Jesus if he was in the IDF and decided he wanted to be a badass instead:




posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 10:05 AM
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Not really.

If you read my post again you will see I wrote that there are more accounts of Jesus being a Nazarene and not Jew. Jewish scholars dispute the existence of a historical Jesus and say there are no records of Jesus the rabbi.

There are early depictions of a light skinned, light haired 'Jesus', as well as various descriptions of the same. There are also reports that his father was Panthera, a Roman Legion.

'Jesus' was supposed to have been born and living in Roman times and during Roman occupations. The Romans and their armies were composed of people from around the world, including those of fair skin and hair, so there is every possibility of him having light hair and skin. There would have been plenty of people in the area at those times that did.



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