Jesus art images are given right above. There are 16 art images of Jesus Christ given here. Click on any above thumbnail to see the image in full dimensions. I am sure you will like many from the above 16 Jesus pictures.
Did Jesus Christ have a beard? The Bible gives no account of any beard. The word “beard” is absent in New Testament. Although Jewish custom may have required men to be bearded, many of the earliest images of Jesus show him beardless.
Then how then did our image of Jesus develop? Fairly early in history, He was shown as a man on the verge of middle age, with brown to black hair and beard, and an appearance of sorrow and compassion. Beyond this, however, each age has produced its own variant of the Jesus image to meet its own needs, projections, and beliefs.
Black Jesus images have also found their place on the Internet. Was Jesus black? Dark-skinned pictures of Jesus have been known from the earliest times. The first picture on this page is a painting from the 1960s, artist and source unknown.
The debate is not new. Throughout the 20th century, black theologians argued that showing Jesus as a white-skinned European is not only historically inaccurate, but profoundly alienating for non-Europeans. Some 20 million Africans were taken as slaves to the New World by Europeans between the 16th and 19th centuries, and images of a white Jesus reinforce the idea that Christianity is a “white man’s religion”. Black theologians argue that since Jesus came to bring good news to the poor and oppressed – to set them free from their chains – he should be shown looking like the poor and oppressed, and not like the world’s rich and powerful.
Perhaps we do well to end where we began and question our own modern preoccupation with the physical appearance of Jesus and other biblical figures. It is true we are visual and will always prefer to see the face of those we love. But the Bible’s silence on these matters may be instructive and we do well to consider that the Scriptures invite us to look deeper than appearance, deeper than race or ethnicity.
The Word became flesh in Jesus, but the Word must also become flesh in us and we must learn to find Christ in the Sacraments (cf Luke 24:31,35), in the poor, in our neighbor, our enemy, our very selves.
Anyway take a look at these 16 art images of Jesus Christ we offer you in this article. Choose the image you like from these Jesus Christ images, the beautiful art creations of blessed men.
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