Was Jesus a black man?

Or brown certainly. Most definitely not a white man. Its actually great that the European and American god is a Brown Man. Like me.

“Jesus was a white man, too,” Kelly said, launching a national discussion about history, tradition and just how white Christmas should be.

Wrote Jonathan Merritt in The Atlantic: “If he were taking the red-eye flight from San Francisco to New York today, Jesus might be profiled for additional security screening.”

Source – http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/what-race-was-jesus-no-one-knows-for-sure/

Of Course Jesus like some Palestinians could have been dark. Since the color/ethnic identity of Jesus’ gentic makeup ie Y-Chromosome is not known – we can even speculate that Jesus could have an African ancestry. Like the Eritreans in Levinsky Park, Tel Aviv (below).

Source – http://only-connect.blogspot.com.au/2011/06/breaking-into-israel-my-eritrean-hero.html

The colour of Jesus’ skin is important. If only because the notion of white-Jesus is improbable.

After one of my recent lectures, a Christian college student approached me and asked if black people are uncomfortable with the fact that Jesus is white. I responded, “Jesus is not white. The Jesus of history likely looked more like me, a black woman, than you, a white woman.”

I wasn’t shocked by this student’s assumption that Jesus was of European descent, or the certitude with which she stated it. When I am in US Christian spaces, I encounter this assumption so often that I’ve come to believe it is the default assumption about Jesus’ appearance. Indeed, white Jesus is everywhere: a 30-foot-tall white Savior stands at the center of Biola University’s campus; white Jesus is featured on most Christmas cards; and the recent History Channel mini-series The Bible dramatically introduced a white Jesus to more than 100 million viewers. In most of the Western world, Jesus is white.


Wikipedia on Arab Christians.

Published by Soumitri Varadarajan

Soumitri lives in Melbourne, Australia - #probonodesign #codesign #sustainability #patientexperience #quantifiedself #mdg

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  1. I don’t know “Jesus” was white or Black,.But he had Specken Some Tamil Words,. I was going through (Greek New Testment)- Looking for Aramaic & Tamil-(1)-Mamman-ta/Aramaic,=Uncle-Eng.,(2)-Tarkam/Thargam-Ta=Quation/Debate,. Lot of people were Asking Quation.,This is true.,(3)-Rab Basi-Ta =Loard Jesus had asked mary “Amma Rab Basi ?., or , in this Point/-Greek Scholar of Porffesar don’t know tamil,they say that was (Rab Basi) Foregin Language.in Europa nearly 10 to12 countries have now Tamil Translationen.,there are lot about Jesus and Jesus Language., (4)-,Eali Eali Lama Sabam Thani?,upto My knowlage,Sabam Thani only in Tamil or Aramaic,. Not and Other Language.,99.9% Ture Tamil.,


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