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Jesus was a white man?

Just followed up on some scripture in relation to the historical geographic location Jesus lived. All the pictures so a white man with blond hair and blue eyes. But he lived in Africa and the bible says his hair was as wool, and skin like bronze. I dont know many white people with that discription unless they tanned. I also couldnt find any descripted natives that had blonde hair or blue eyes. So, are the pictures acurate in detail, or was he a black/mixed looking man? What do you think?

And yes we all know the most important thing is that he was a great guy and all, but I want to know about his cultural looks.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:05 PM on Jan. 31, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Um, in my picture books,he is purple, like Barney!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:05 PM on Jan. 31, 2010

  • I suspect its a case of people depicting what feels most familiar to them, to make a religious idea as personal and comfortable as they can, to "OWN" it.

    I have always been pretty suspicious that Jesus must have been a man of color, just based on where in the world the history of it takes place.
    I think if you looked, you would probably find other pictoral representations, just not mainstream (I know I have seen south american holy family depictions that were decidedly native, for instance!)

    MamaBird76

    Answer by MamaBird76 at 9:11 PM on Jan. 31, 2010

  • God created man in his image, and man has since returned the favor.

    In an anglo-centric culture, unfortunately, Jesus is always shown as very caucasian. Given his geographical location, I'm sure he was dark skinned with dark hair, probably looking a bit like a modern middle eastern/African man.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:11 PM on Jan. 31, 2010

  • He probably had the skin tone of a middle eastern man - but hey we could be all wrong he could be barney pruple :) lol
    mommymeg03

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 9:12 PM on Jan. 31, 2010

  • I think he looked Middle Eastern --The tan look-- as for the eyes well His Parents are Jews and I have a lot of Jewish friends strange that you mention it but they all have blue eyes now that I think about it??? IDK whatelse to say
    MELRN

    Answer by MELRN at 9:12 PM on Jan. 31, 2010

  • He was middle eastern.
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 9:16 PM on Jan. 31, 2010

  • umm...isn't Middle eastern African? Why not just say he was African...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:18 PM on Jan. 31, 2010

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:19 PM on Jan. 31, 2010

  • He is Jewish. I don't think he'd be a blonde blue eyed man! Years of white folks teaching history brought about that blonde blue eyed image....omg or was that Hitler?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:25 PM on Jan. 31, 2010

  • middle eastern is not african.....
    mommymeg03

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 9:36 PM on Jan. 31, 2010

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