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04-02-2011, 03:15 PM (This post was last modified: 04-02-2011 05:07 PM by Observer.)
The popular image of Jesus
Does anyone know where that popular image of Jesus comes from? You know, the one from the handsome man with the beard. No one can really know how he looked like. Is it somewhere in the bible?

I thought of this when confronted with this optical illusion and stated I saw Belgian folk singer Ferre Grignard. LOL

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04-02-2011, 04:58 PM
 
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That's a great question, never thought about it. And how is it Jesus who lived in Middle East is a White Guy??? I can't see how.
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04-02-2011, 05:14 PM
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This might interest you all:
The Real Face Of Jesus
Advances in forensic science reveal the most famous face in history.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/...cs/1282186

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04-02-2011, 05:21 PM
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The first known painting that is supposed to be of jesus comes from Greece in the 5th or 6th century. It depicts a man with Greek features, not Jewish features. That said, it cannot be anymore inaccurate than anything else from the bible.

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04-02-2011, 05:21 PM
RE: The popular image of Jesus
Well, we know he didn't look like this.

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04-02-2011, 05:30 PM
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[Image: tb_jesuslead-lg-mdn.jpg]
it does look convincing...

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04-02-2011, 05:38 PM
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(04-02-2011 05:30 PM)The_observer Wrote:  [Image: tb_jesuslead-lg-mdn.jpg]
it does look convincing...

Because it looks like a person who would lived in the Roman province of Judea.

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04-02-2011, 05:42 PM
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(04-02-2011 05:38 PM)The Doctor Wrote:  Because it looks like a person who would lived in the Roman province of Judea.
That quite sums it up yes... It could be anyone form that era.

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04-02-2011, 05:48 PM
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What it jesus was actually a woman and the writers of the bible changed her identity because of biggotry?

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04-02-2011, 07:49 PM
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A little over 20 years ago Madonna's "Like a Prayer" video portrayed Jesus as black. Of all the various controversies Madonna has stirred up over her career (and bless her over-sexed little heart for that), I think that one got people the most pissed off. Everyone complained about the video as blasphemous but no one would DARE, at least publicly, make the obvious comment about what bothered them about it.

Most likely Jesus, if he even lived, was not black but looked very Arabic like our friend there in the picture. For anyone who saw "The Last Temptation of Christ", I think it's a sure bet he looked nothing like lily white Willem Dafoe.

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