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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

LOOK | The real face of Jesus Christ? How Jesus looks like during his era.


Retired medical artist Richard Neave has recreated the face of Jesus (pictured), using forensic techniques. The portrait shows the Son of God with a wide face, hazel eyes, a bushy beard and short curly hair, as well as a tanned complexion. This is in contrast to the typical blonde and blue-eyed images seen in the West

Yup. What you're seeing above might just be the actual/real face of Jesus Christ, the central figure of Christianity.

By studying thee (3) Semite skulls found in Israel using up-to-date forensic technology and information from the bible, a retired medical artist named Dr. Richard Neave has reconstructed what the actual face of Jesus would have been in his time. And it seems that it's so different from the face that you see in the cross and in other religious images --- Caucasian with long, brown/blonde hair and blue eyes.

The Son of God possibly has a wide face, dark eyes, a bushy beard, short curly hair, and a tanned complexion. Here's a side view of how Jesus Christ looks like.

Dr Neave, formerly from the University of Manchester, used techniques typically used to solve crimes, to create the portrait as well as fragments of information, such as a Biblical account saying Jesus closely resembled his disciples. A side view of 'Jesus' is shown

Dr. Neave's team hypothesized that Jesus would have shared facial features typical of Galilean Semites of his time, as described by events in the Garden of Gethsemane from the New Testament in the Gospel of Matthew. Jesus would have closely resembled his disciples. 

Some experts believe that Dr. Neave's depiction is likely far more accurate than those in paintings of great artists. 

What is your say on this?

Images Courtesy: BBC/Red Vision, Dr. Richard Neave

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