Re: Re: [XTalk] Shroud was Re: Jesus as a man of colour]
- Blessings, All,
In the book "Ante Pacem: Archaeological Evidence of Church Life Before
Constantine", Jesus is never depicted with long hair. He sometimes has a
beard, but when he is depicted as "the Good Shepherd", he is usually clean
shaven and looks somewhat a cross between Roman and Jewish features..
This would be an excellent book to add to your library. It has funery
inscriptions, building styles, and archaeological evidence of the very
earliest symbols of church life.
The author is Graydon F. Snyder, ISBN 086554-396-8, and is produced by
Mercer Press, with copyright 1985 and 2nd printing 1991.
Dr. Deborah J. Greenhill, PhD. candidate
Federated States of Micronesia
> As I had hoped, Grady replied to my post on the way Jesus is/was
> represented in early Christian art.
> deal with the question under the rubric "Christ" in Ante Pacem. With
> exceptions Jesus is young, clean shaven and white skinned. There is no
> until after Constantine. The image then is moving toward that of an
> Some thoughts: we don't know the color on sarcophagi. Very rarely
> archaeologists have found yellow paint in the hair of Jesus. I know of
> dark Jesus (a fisherman). It is printed in my Inculturation book. I
> recall for certain, but there may be two pre-Constantinian images with
> beards. They would be Jesus as teacher.
> Have a good New Year.