Pictures of Jesus from the Jewish Scriptures

As the followers of Christ evolved from a group that was largely Jewish in the first decades to a movement that was largely Gentile, numerous changes occurred.  Some of these changes were necessary and healthy, while others brought with them catastrophic consequences.  Seismic theological consequences took place as the increasingly Gentile church abandoned both its … Continue reading Pictures of Jesus from the Jewish Scriptures

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A REALLY UGLY JESUS

Whether you look at Albrecht Dürer’s (1471-1528) famous woodcut of Jesus Christ which he based upon the picture given in Rev. 1:12-16 or at other less famous attempts to capture John’s iconography, it is clear that John had no interest in making Jesus aesthetically competitive with the other gods and goddesses of the Graeco-Roman world.  … Continue reading A REALLY UGLY JESUS