by Al Bloomfield
Saturday March 10, 2018
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – For the billions of Christians who have read their Bibles (there are over 2 billion Christians on Earth, most of them Catholic), the only description of Jesus of Nazareth – who is called the Christ and the Lamb of God by Christians – is to be found in Revelation 1:12-15 in which His red eyes and woolly hair are described along with His feet being like “burnished bronze, refined as in a furnace”. This is not a description of a white man.
Yet for nearly 2,000 years, Jesus Christ has been depicted in art in a way that is suspiciously Caucasian, even blatantly “Aryan”. Often, paintings of Christ seem to draw a somewhat uncanny resemblance to the ruthless son of Pope Alexander VI, Cesare Borgia.
But according to Joan Taylor – British historian and religious studies professor at King’s College London, Christ did not resemble Cesare Borgia. In her new book – “What Did Jesus Look like?” – she states that based on skeletal remains from people in Judea living in the time of Jesus, He had brown eyes, olive skin, black hair and a beard – both of which He probably kept short to avoid lice. He was probably about 5’5” in stature, and His clothing was probably not nearly so pristine as presented in portraits and in the movies.
Prof. Taylor is only the latest member of academia to shatter the “traditional” depiction of Jesus Christ. Israeli archaeologists, teaming up with British scientists, employing crime-busting forensic-styled anthropology, completed a 3-D model of the face of Christ. The finished model revealed the Son of God to be a dark-skinned Semite rather than a fair-skinned Aryan. This was reported in the January 2015 issue of “Popular Mechanics” magazine.
Sources of information for this report included the Bible and Newsweek.
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