What did Jesus Christ really look like?
SELVARAJA SOMIAH’S TWISTED THOUGHTS
For centuries, the most common image of Jesus Christ, at least in Western cultures, has been that of a bearded, fair-skinned man with long, wavy, light brown or blond hair and (often) blue eyes.
But the Bible doesn’t describe Jesus physically, and all the evidence we do have indicates he probably looked very different from how he has long been portrayed.
A Dutch photographer, Bas Uterwijk, used artificial intelligence to construct a portrait of Jesus based on what is known about his ethnicity and culture. Accordingly, this is what he was supposed to look like. He was a Middle Eastern man of color who spoke Aramaic. A far cry from how he is usually represented on church and popular iconography.