November 13, 2011
What did Jesus really look like?
Nothing like the dozens of images you would find at the Wikipedia page for Jesus. No one knows for sure, and I suspect that most of us picture Jesus having shoulder-length brown hair, a beard covering lightly tanned cheeks and piercing brown eyes. (Either that or Jim Caviezel.) But what if Jesus looked more like this guy?
Richard Neave, a medical artist utilizing techniques in the field of forensic anthropology, told Popular Mechanics that Jesus’ skull would have been similar to that of a Galilean Semite. No surprise there. His skin would have been darker than the Westernized version of Jesus. Also not a surprise. But his hair would have been short.
An excerpt of the story from Mike Fillon:
Read the rest here.