Roy_2k5 wrote:Jesus was hebrew? Are you sure? He seems like an Assyriac to me. He even spoke Aramaic. But that the vernacular in that region so we wouldn't really know. I'm guessing that's probably why the Jewish people couldn't believe that Jesus was a Messiah since they are mainly Hebrew while Jesus was Assyrian.
Yes, he had a beard. Maybe even short hair since he does lament long hair. The Europeans kept their hair long before the Great Wars, so it does make sense for Jesus to be protrayed with long hair.
This is a common misconception, the entire area of Palestina/Israel during this time spoke mainly Greek, neither Hebrew nor Aramaic (it was the common toungue, just like English is today)
ALL Hebrews used to speak Aramaic, just like Mexicans speak spanish instead of Aztec languages, it was like that, but by Jesus's time they were speaking Greek and only the elders remembered Aramaic.
That is why at teh Pentecost when teh people who received the Holy Spirit began to speak in old languages, the elders were amazed that they spoke Aramaic when that ws by then a dying tongue.
As for the long hair,, Jesus was NOT European, what are you talkinga bout? And the long hair thing is basically BS, during this time, long hair was a public declaration of homosexuality (and not just stereotypping, it was literally putting up a sign that said that, because in that hot region, it would be the only motivation for it because it was so uncmfortable to have)
It even says in parts of the New Testament that men shoud not have long hair, meaning they should not be gay (and it is a choice).
Want to know why Jesus is portayed with long hair nowadays? I was in an Art History course and learned all this. Jesus at first was not portrayed at all, as following the Middle Eastern/Israeli tradition because that would be and still is blashpemy, but then later some Greeks portayed him as Apollo, with short hair. By teh Renaissance, artistic license allowed in Europe almost anything, so then this one Italian artist (forgot his name), portayed himself and said it was a picutre of Jessus (he was an evil egomaniac haha) so that way he could get people to revere him. Later, Leornardo the Vinci did the same thing, which is why in the Last Supper and such,that is a picture of himself, and I learned this from a neutral art history course, which is why "Jesus" looks like a European long haired guy.
And plus, I still consider it against the Ten Commandments (graven images) to make images of God.