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    Quote Originally Posted by onemoretime View Post
    Jesus was whatever color of skin you think he should be.
    Did you get the memo that Jesus existed in real life? I think the OP is serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerd Girl View Post
    Did you get the memo that Jesus existed in real life? I think the OP is serious.
    The ethnicity of a carpenter/itinerant preacher from Roman Palestine named Yeshua ben Yosef has practically no bearing on this subject. That guy most likely had a swarthy complexion, like Palestinian Arabs or Mizrahi Jews of the present day.

    What makes this question so compelling to so many isn't about that guy, but the Jesus archetype.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onemoretime View Post
    The ethnicity of a carpenter/itinerant preacher from Roman Palestine named Yeshua ben Yosef has practically no bearing on this subject. That guy most likely had a swarthy complexion, like Palestinian Arabs or Mizrahi Jews of the present day.

    What makes this question so compelling to so many isn't about that guy, but the Jesus archetype.
    Agreed! For some, the only acceptable answer lies in the question, "what do you want to hear?"

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    When I lived in Israel I found the majority of Arabs and Jews (of varying origin) are virtually indistinguishable in terms of physical features. When first greeting someone, I was often was confused as to whether "shalom" or "salaam alaykum" was in order.

    I imagine Jesus would have looked rather like many modern day Israelis, certainly not lilly white.
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    I know he had a white halo.

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    Is Ginkgo's dick white?

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    What does it matter what colour he was? Well.... I am wrong. It would be a nice point to discuss. Discussing history is a fun thing to do. But people getting their blood boiled due to his skin colour is a pretty sad thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZPowers View Post
    Given the list of his supposed descendants and where they were from (between the Tigris and Euphrates, around the area where Turkey meets Iran, Egypt, around Palestine and Israel before the 1940s-50s diaspora made it a lot whiter), it stands to reason he wasn't. I don't know a lot of white people who are both born in and descended from those regions, personally. Generally Middle Eastern looking seems like a safe bet.

    Most Christian nations tend to portray Jesus as looking like their most prominent ethnic background. Very white, very black, whatever. These are of no use as evidence.

    Some years ago there was a sort of study done to try and approximate what Jesus would've looked like given what we know about his geneology in the Bible, the time, and the place. Their final model looked like this:

    They should have made him smiling from ear to ear.

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