Have you ever given any thought about the image of Jesus used around the world? Show the typical picture of Jesus to children who attend church and they’ll recognize Jesus’ likeness… But is this image a true representation of what Jesus looks like? Throughout history images of Jesus have usually mirrored the ethnicity of the artist. It’s natural to think that we would tend to think Jesus looks like we do. According to Wikipedia, the earliest images of Jesus started appearing in the third century. Right from the start the artists who painted the image of Jesus would not respect the cultural and historical context that Jesus lived in.
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