If you’re a Christian?
Oh, you’ve asked it…
“Just what was Jesus like?”
This man (below)…
Has his ideas:
[via The Blaze]What Did Jesus Christ Really Look Like? ~by Billy Hallowell
What did Jesus Christ really look like?
Sure, we have the familiar image that is presented in paintings, film and television — the long-haired man with a beard, light skin and brown hair. But, is this accurate?
Taylor began by sharing the information we do know about Jesus — all of which, of course, comes from dissecting the Bible. To begin, Christ was likely in his early 30s during his short-lived ministry. As for the issue of long hair, the blogger cites 1 Corinthians 11:14, which reads, “Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair it is a disgrace for him.”
While this was not a statement from Jesus, himself, Taylor seems to conclude that the verse, written by Paul, showed a disdain for males donning this type of hairdo. This presents some intriguing questions. Among them: If long hair truly was not in the equation for Christ, then does the Shroud of Turin — which features a man who seems to have long hair — have any legitimacy (read TheBlaze’s coverage of the religious relic)?
The notion, though, that Christ had a beard is supportable, Taylor maintains. The Bible doesn’t explicitly confirm this, but it would not have been unreasonable at that time.
“It’s fair to assume that Jesus had a beard, in light of first-century Jewish culture and tradition — though Scripture doesn’t say this explicitly,” he wrote, noting that, “Isaiah 50:6 says the suffering servant, ultimately exemplified in Jesus, has his beard plucked out, but the NT doesn’t cite this.”
Jesus’ skin tone, Taylor argues, would have been darker in nature (i.e. olive color), considering that most of his time was spent outside.
Perhaps most intriguing is the argument that Jesus was not stunningly handsome — at least not according to the Bible and Taylor’s view on the book’s contents. The blogger explains: “Isaiah’s messianic prophecy suggests that there was nothing unusually attractive about him (“he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him,” Isa. 53:2)—though it’s taking it too far to say that he was thereby unattractive or homely.”
Taylor, of course, isn’t the first person to wonder what Christ looked like. While most of us likely have the images we’ve all repeatedly seen emblazoned in our minds, there’s no definitive indication that these are accurate (and, as noted, they likely include some questionable features).
I didn’t see anything in the above description talking about red and blue tights, with a cape…
When describing Jesus.
Though some Superman fans…
Make that comparison.
[via Metro]Man of Steel: The top 20 reasons why Superman is Jesus ~by Ross McD
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Jesus. Everyone knows Superman is just a thinly veiled treatise on the life of the Son of God, but by Kryptonite does new Supes movie Man of Steel hammer that message home. Well, Jesus WAS a carpenter. I caught up with director Zack Synder in Los Angeles to find out why Kal-El has so much religious baggage.
THE TOP 20 REASONS WHY SUPERMAN IS JESUS:
1. He has a beard
2. His dad has a beard
3. He has superpowers
4. His dad has superpowers
5. His dad sent him to Earth to save humanity
6. ‘He’ll be a god to them’
7. He was sort of born in a stable
8. His adoptive father is a humble tradesman
9. None of the neighbours seem to wonder why his ‘mom’ never got pregnant
10. Some humans were a bit of a dick to him
11. But he didn’t use his superpowers to kick their asses
12. Can walk on water
13. Betrayed by some guy for money
14. Willingly sacrifices himself for the good of mankind
15. Is exactly 33-years-old at the time
16. Mortal enemies with an evil dude with a goatee
17. Likes to chat with Catholic priests in churches
18. Punches Darwinites who believe ‘evolution always wins’
19. That whole crucifix pose when he busts out of Zod’s ship
20. Friends with Batman
According to director Zack Snyder, this isn’t the first time the above comparison has been made.
‘I think the relationship between Jesus and Superman is not a thing we invented in this film, it is a thing that has been talked about since the creation of Superman,’ he said, speaking to us from Warner Bros studios in LA.
‘And in a weird way, probably was talked about more when Superman was created than it is now. It’s one of those things mythologically you take for granted, a little bit.
Gonna be honest?
I get the comparison.
Though for me?
far more in the reverse…
Jesus was here first, dudes.
And because he was?
Yes, he should totally get dibs on the “Superman” title.
He IS the original.