Why does Jesus look north European?

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Why does Jesus look north European?

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Some Jehovah's Witnesses handed me a pamphlet today, they are going
to explain who Jesus is.

The pamphlet shows people from all over the world.
There are several from Africa. Some Asian looking people, like maybe Malaysian.
Some people on the pamphlet look like they're from like from India, a few look Hispanic, and for good
measure they've thrown in an Eskimo. I know he's an Eskimo because of the fur parka he is wearing.
And Jesus looks totally WHITE northern European.

My question is this:
Could Jesus ever be African, or Asian, or Eskimo? Or does Jesus ALWAYS have to look like he is WHITE northern
European? I'm thinking if anyone knows what Jesus looks like, it would be an organization from New York
that sells about $1 billion worth of books each year - the JWs.
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Thinktank wrote:My question is this:
Could Jesus ever be African, or Asian, or Eskimo?

No, he would have looked middle eastern. But you know this already, I'm sure.

Of course, you are gathering all your pictures from a Western perspective. Perhaps the African and Asian Christians have a different picture that reflects their own ethnicities.
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doesn't look middle eastern to me.
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Glacier wrote:No, he would have looked middle eastern.



Image<--- like this? Palestinian?
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Perhaps, but no one knows for sure, hence the various interpretations that everyone except you knows don't look like him. Speculation is that he was not a handsome man or anything of that nature.

"He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him."
~ Isaiah 53:2
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nuff said.Image
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Glacier wrote:Perhaps, but no one knows for sure, hence the various interpretations that everyone except you knows don't look like him. Speculation is that he was not a handsome man or anything of that nature.

"He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him."
~ Isaiah 53:2

Isaiah is old testament, is it not? How would he know what Jesus looked like?

Charisma is all that is necessary. Mary Magdalene thought he was pretty handsome... she married the dude.
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She did?
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grammafreddy wrote:She did?

The book Holy Blood, Holy Grail. The Grail was the son of Jesus and Mary. There are many sources for this story but like the original biblical account, is still myth since no real proof that Jesus was an actual person exists, so their marriage is just as plausible... or not.
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Chances are, Jesus would look much different than he's portrayed. He'd much shorter, he'd be brown instead of being a pale white dude, he wouldn't have blond hair, and he'd probably smell very bad.
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Maybe he was black?

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Ooops, nope ... He was Chinese ...

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it does not matter what he looked like its the message he left.

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The letter from Pontius Pilate to Tiberius Caesar

This is a reprinting of a letter from Pontius Pilate to Tiberius Caesar describing the physical appearance of Jesus. Copies are in the Congressional Library in Washington, D.C.

TO TIBERIUS CAESAR:

A young man appeared in Galilee preaching with humble unction, a new law in the Name of the God that had sent Him. At first I was apprehensive that His design was to stir up the people against the Romans, but my fears were soon dispelled. Jesus of Nazareth spoke rather as a friend of the Romans than of the Jews. One day I observed in the midst of a group of people a young man who was leaning against a tree, calmly addressing the multitude. I was told it was Jesus. This I could easily have suspected so great was the difference between Him and those who were listening to Him. His golden colored hair and beard gave to his appearance a celestial aspect. He appeared to be about 30 years of age. Never have I seen a sweeter or more serene countenance. What a contrast between Him and His bearers with their black beards and tawny complexions! Unwilling to interrupt Him by my presence, I continued my walk but signified to my secretary to join the group and listen. Later, my secretary reported that never had he seen in the works of all the philosophers anything that compared to the teachings of Jesus. He told me that Jesus was neither seditious nor rebellious, so we extended to Him our protection. He was at liberty to act, to speak, to assemble and to address the people. This unlimited freedom provoked the Jews -- not the poor but the rich and powerful.

Later, I wrote to Jesus requesting an interview with Him at the Praetorium. He came. When the Nazarene made His appearance I was having my morning walk and as I faced Him my feet seemed fastened with an iron hand to the marble pavement and I trembled in every limb as a guilty culprit, though he was calm. For some time I stood admiring this extraordinary Man. There was nothing in Him that was repelling, nor in His character, yet I felt awed in His presence. I told Him that there was a magnetic simplicity about Him and His personality that elevated Him far above the philosophers and teachers of His day.

Now, Noble Sovereign, these are the facts concerning Jesus of Nazareth and I have taken the time to write you in detail concerning these matters. I say that such a man who could convert water into wine, change death into life, disease into health; calm the stormy seas, is not guilty of any criminal offense and as others have said, we must agree -- truly this is the Son of God.

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