There are Middle Eastern people with blue eyes. Afganistan's population is mostly green eyed. I'm confident Jesus had brown or black hair and olive skin, but Europeans didn't invent blue eyes.In different places in the world, pictures of Jesus tend to look like the people of that region. African icons usually showed Jesus as Black. I think this shows people identifying with Jesus, and the universality of His message.
Kathleen Yeshua ben Yusef is universal. BUT if you look at his lineage and learn about it from a rabbi you'll see that he likely looked like the picture on this post. The dominant phenotype in the part of the Middle East where he was born is brown eyes. He wasn't born in Afghanistan. He was not of Afghani stock. Accept that he looked different than most Christian icons whether they are steeped in a Northern European phenotype or an Afrocentric one. I think the most reasonable picture of Yeshua I've seen, aside from this one, was in an Armenian church where he was tanned to brown skinned and had a mass of curly dark hair.
I do not believe that it matters what Jesus looked like. I believe that His teachings are what is important.
There was a magazine out several years back...2001? Popular Mechanics or such magazine had this face on it's cover. They tried to make a head model of what Jesus would have looked like...I believe this is it. Am I right? If not this is what I remember it looked like. They used his heritage and what the people then from that area looked like. They also told what height and shape his body probably was in the story about how they did this research. I also believe who He was and what he said is the most important thing but I found it most interesting to see what they had come up with a far as their interpretation of the facts in coming up with a portrait of him. Sarah
In one of the gospels that didn't make it into the New Testament (I can't, off the top of my head remember which one) Jesus is described as having a deformity. Perhaps if he was represented this way on occasion it would help those with disabilities to identify with him. I also agree that the appearance of Jesus is not important except to break any xenophobia we might have. His identity as Our Lord is only true in as much as we follow his teachings.
Christ was born of a virgin where no mortal male's DNA would be mixed as this came straight from God and not with that of any mortal born with the sin of Adam and / or Eve. Mary, with all due respect, may also have had here genetic makeup blocked as males already have both x and y chomosomes so it is not necessary to require the mothers for a birth such as this one or Immaculate. The Christ had to be born without sin. This is not so much about being born of a virgin as much as it was about being immaculate. What race might Jesus have looked like? The only race that mattered. The one called the Human Race.
I think our god the father is black and king lord jesus is a jew (white)
Jesus was most likely olive skinned and curly hair, as most of the people from that region were and are. He was a Jew from the tribe of Judah. People fail to realize that his DNA structure was also that of Heavenly FAther- who has and will be a being of light, with shining radiant hair (texture is unimportant) luminescent skin ( no melanin) as described in the Bible, Book of Mormon, and the Doctrine and Covenants. Being of that mixed stock, Jesus was most likely very light skinned with Palestinian features and light colored wavy hair. Many people will assign that description as European. He was not European, but unusually light skinned for the people of that region. This could also be why He has been depicted as European, and why Europeans gravitated toward Jesus.