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CC
March 25th, 2005, 09:00 AM
http://www.landoverbaptist.org/news0302/blackjesus.html

I've heard this before. I have also heard a lot of churchgoers say that it doesn't matter one bit to them if Jesus was white or black but absolutely would not hang a painting of a black Jesus either in their homes or their churches.

So.....WAS Jesus of black ancestry? And if he was does it matter to any christian?

..................:O)

Meng Bomin
March 25th, 2005, 09:41 AM
Well, Jesus would have had a Semitic appearance. He was a Jew living in a time where Palestine was dominated by the Romans, but the chief language and ethnic group in the area was Aramaic. For that, I think that he probably would have had an olive skin tone, like most of those who live in the Middle East today.

Snoop
March 25th, 2005, 09:53 AM
Hey, he could have been anything - he was conceived by a virgin after all. I vote for "mixed breed".

Zhavric
March 25th, 2005, 10:41 AM
It's impossible to argue that Jesus was white. It would defy all logic. My vote is for middle-eastern.

And god bless landoverbaptist.com /\ God bless it.

Snoop
March 25th, 2005, 10:45 AM
Maybe he looked black because he was out in the sun all the time and he had a deep sand-blasted tan.

http://users.erols.com/oddities-inc/jc4.jpg

tinkerbell
March 25th, 2005, 10:45 AM
My vote is Black man with afro, and it's all good.

chadn737
March 25th, 2005, 02:00 PM
Hmmm, lets see, the genealogy of Jesus can be found in Mathew and Mark. Joseph, was a Jew and would have only married a Jewish woman (The Israelites had laws about that sort of thing). This means that Jesus's human heritage would have been purely Jewish and so would have had the same skin tone as any semite. Case settled.

FruitandNut
March 25th, 2005, 02:29 PM
Sun tanned Semitic = Dark 'olive' brown.

Mr. Hyde
March 25th, 2005, 03:05 PM
Funnily enough, I've never heard anyone claim he was Asian. :?:

It doesn't matter what ethnicity he was, and arguing over that seems a little trivial and ignorant of his teachings IMO.

KevinBrowning
March 25th, 2005, 03:57 PM
Jesus was a Hebrew. Tan, olive skin. Not black, though. A bit lighter than Arabs, for that matter. But darker than Anglo. His appearance doesn't matter too much, though.

sbgtfJC
March 25th, 2005, 04:53 PM
http://www.landoverbaptist.org/news0302/blackjesus.html


So.....WAS Jesus of black ancestry? And if he was does it matter to any christian?

..................:O)

If Jesus was black, it wouldn't make one bit of diference to me. Of course though, He was Hebrew.

Rogue1987
March 26th, 2005, 08:27 AM
No, I wouldn't say Jesus was black, but he certainly wasn't caucasian, either. He was probably an Arab (or Semite, really doesn't matter), so he had tanned skin. But it really doesn't matter, he was a great man, no matter what color his skin was.

Snoop
March 27th, 2005, 11:06 AM
You guys are hi-jacking my thread!.......*g*...
A very clever debating tactic by the way.

I am of Polish decent - maybe Jesus was a Pole? By the way, my name doesn't end in "ski".

Montalban
April 3rd, 2005, 02:18 AM
What race was Jesus?

Human?

From my Socialist days I'd debate the question of 'race' saying that it was a false construct anyway.

Spartacus
April 3rd, 2005, 04:24 AM
No, I wouldn't say Jesus was black, but he certainly wasn't caucasian, either. He was probably an Arab (or Semite, really doesn't matter), so he had tanned skin. But it really doesn't matter, he was a great man, no matter what color his skin was.

There you go ...once again showing how most Roman Catholics in the US lack some basic understandings of their own faith...

Jesus was not "just a man" like the popular song from Jesus Christ Superstar...or even a a "great man.".

To truly consider yourself a Christian (Catholic is the same thing) you must believe Jesus was man and GOD. Acutally the word Man/God is often used.

Jesus, son of Joseph of Nazerith was a Nazerian. A nation of people part of the nation of Isarael but bordered by the Sammarians and in a region known for being influencd by any and all nations with a presence in the Holy Land....Jordanians, Syrians, Greeks, etc.....Nazerith was sort of a little melting pot in the Holy Land. There one cold find all nationalities of the region living together usually peacably by focusing on trade and commerce rather than politics.

CC
April 5th, 2005, 09:37 AM
thanx spart!...............O)

Snoop
April 5th, 2005, 10:57 AM
Spart says: .....Nazerith was sort of a little melting pot in the Holy Land. There one cold find all nationalities of the region living together usually peacably by focusing on trade and commerce rather than politics.
Sounds just like NYC,my homeland. .... sigh ... I just got a call from NYC - Jesus was in the 10th race at Acqueduct - he won by a prayer. http://newsobserver.com/news/story/2238835p-8619200c.html