What did Jesus look like? Using art as historical exploration…

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      Images reflect the beliefs of the artist…

      Images of Jesus that are common today are based on centuries of other peoples artistic imagination….

      Whilst there are no descriptions of Jesus physical features in the Gospels there are clues as to the way he may have appeared and, with those, indications about his life and actions…

      This article by Joan Taylor, professor of Christian Origins and Second Temple Judaism at King’s College London and the author of The Essenes, the Scrolls and the Dead Sea, uses a variety of media to consider how the images of Jesus we have today may compare with the historical reality as it may have been lived…

      To read the full article please see:
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35120965

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