Is This What Jesus Really Looked Like?

Could this be what Jesus Christ really looked like?


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Not exactly the blond-haired, blue-eyed dreamboat that we have been shown for years in Church, huh?

According to a study originally reported on by Popular Mechanics, the above face is probably the best bet for what Christ actually looked like.

In short, he was probably short- around 5 ft. 1 in- the average height for men living in the Middle East at that time period.

It is also unlikely that he had long hair and probably looked like a normal guy. As the article points out; in the Bible, Judas needed to kiss Jesus on the cheek in the Garden of Gethsemane in order to show the Romans who Christ was. That might have had to do with the fact that Jesus blended in with the crowd to a certain extent, at least physically.

It is a fascinating study that goes into great depth.

Read more about it over at Popular Mechanics.

Cover Photo Credit: James Shepard/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

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Rich Robinson is the CEO and publisher of Rise News. He is also a journalist and a native of Miami. Robinson graduated from the University of Alabama and can be followed on Twitter @RichRobMiami.
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