This is the most logical image of Jesus based on the Roman visual descriptions of the Hebrew peoples they conquered 2000 years ago and mitochondrial DNA (from human remains) proof that exists for the peoples who were inhabiting this part of the 'Holy Land' Middle East 2000 years ago.... and the DNA evidence actually proves the original Hebrews were always a MULTI-RACIAL PEOPLE (not the later Askenazi Jews of Europe who gave us the very white looking 'Jews' we see in Israel and most of the world today - who are predominantly descendants of Hebrew men who settled in Europe after 2000 years ago took European wives - are the majority of Jews in the world today) not pure Caucasoid, Negroid or Mongoloid, but with DNA markers of ALL THREE main racial groups (just like their blood relatives first cousins the Arabs), so if you want to keep cherishing a 'white Jesus' or a 'Black Jesus' it is only because you are yourself too much of a racist to accept the true brown MULTI-RACIAL Jesus.
If one analyzes the teachings of Jesus (for example) - you quickly realize that it is generally identical to the tenets of most Indigenous People's ancestral spirituality (that is why we do not need to reject HIM or his teachings - we only need to reject the false doctrines, dogmas, rituals and 'versions' the rest of the Hypocrites who CLAIM to be Christians and their false organised religions - but who hide behind Jesus's name in order to force their 'religious beliefs' upon us).
Throughout his ministry Jesus taught spirituality in natural outdoor places made by the Creator (as most traditionalist indigenous peoples do) NOT in the buildings made by the hands of men.
Jesus did not cut his long hair (as most traditionalist indigenous peoples do) - no Jew did at that time in fact .
Jesus put NO VALUE WHATSOEVER in material possessions - and urged men to accumulate treasure in the form of good deeds, generosity etc. instead (as most traditionalist indigenous peoples do).
Jesus taught that spirits can inhabit the bodies of animals (as most traditionalist indigenous peoples do), and he taught that animals can act as messengers of the Creator (as we do).
Jesus taught that a simple flower was more beautiful and splendid to behold than the richest King wearing the most expensive clothing (as most traditionalist indigenous peoples do).
Jesus taught that spoken words have power and one must be careful about what one says (as most traditionalist indigenous peoples do) .....
So why then do so many 'Christians' think that a Church building is more holy to gather within than under a tree, in a meadow, on a beach, by a lake or river, at a waterfall, or on a hill or mountain or anywhere else in nature?...and why do these same 'anti-nature' so-called 'Christians' compel others to gather in their man-made buildings once or several times a week for a monotonous ritual and regurgitated prayers? Jesus did not teach you ANY of that!
Why do so many 'Christians' think that a man should cut his hair short otherwise he looks 'shameful like a woman' (to quote the idiot Paul)? Jesus had long hair - so are you ashamed of your own Savior and 'most perfect so of God'?
Why do so many 'Christians' believe in the false 'prosperity Gospel' (aka 'God WANTS you to be materially rich') mostly promoted by con men who call themselves 'Evangelists' (who make an easy living off of your $ and your stupidity) and who hold a Bible in one hand (usually next to a Rolex watch on their wrist), wearing Armani suits and theatrically acting on a stage (all the while repeating certain key words incessantly such as 'Oh lord', or 'Oh God' in every sentence - sometimes after every 4-5 words like a moron with a limited vocabulary)? Jesus NEVER taught you any of that, and Jesus was himself a poor homeless person - who even forbid his 12 disciples from owning a staff or purse or any more material possessions than they could wear on their bodies at one time!
In fact - like Buddhist monks still do today - Jesus told his followers that they were to depend on the charity of others or divine providence - as the animals do).
Christians are fond of taking EVERYTHING else Jesus said literally - EXCEPT when he said to be a true follower of him you must get rid of all your worldly possessions, give to the poor, and take up your own burden of this life of simplicity (as most traditionalist indigenous peoples do) and follow his teachings which he said were "the way - the TRUTH and the life".
Jesus also said that this way of true living he taught was HARD and that few could bear to follow it....that is the MAIN part these lying fake Christians conveniently gloss over - and prefer to listen to some materialistic 'Tele-Evangelist' who says what you WANT to hear so you can simultaneously 'Claim' to be a follower of Christ - yet ignore as much of his teachings as you possibly can as you enthusiastically indulge in rampant consumerism....
But in YOUR mind, we indigenous peoples are the 'un-godly and backward savages' that need to have our souls saved by your religions, what a laugh ....please go and save your OWN damned selves first!
The Mizrahi (aka 'Oriental Jews') above are the ORIGINAL Jews and they are BROWN-SKNNED just like their Arab first cousins (and you could not tell the two peoples apart if they were naked as they look the same) according to Jewish sources themselves:
What about the 'Black Jews' of Ethiopia known as 'Beta Israel' whom you see above? Lets mention them here below - because racist idiots will look at them today and jump to the conclusion that 'all real Jews were black':
A 2012 study showed that although the Beta Israel more closely resemble the indigenous populations of Ethiopia, they have some distant Jewish ancestry, going back 2000 years. This has resulted in speculation that the community was founded by a few Jewish itinerant traders who moved to Ethiopia, converted locals to Judaism, and married into the local population. This evidence has been used as an explanation as to why the Beta Israel had no idea about the holiday of Hanukkah until they were resettled in Israel. The holiday commemorates events in the second century BC, long after their ancestors had left Israel.
Genetic study offers clues to history of North Africa's Jews:
Israeli Army Ashkenazi Soldiers
What about the 'white jews' of Europe known as the Ashkenazim whom you see above? Lets mention them here below - because racist idiots will look at them today and jump to the conclusion that 'all real Jews are white':
Aplural , from Hebrew , member of the who lived in the valley and in neighbouring before their migration eastward to Slavic lands (e.g., , , ) after the (11th–13th century) and their descendants. After the 17th-century persecutions in eastern Europe, large numbers of these Jews resettled in western Europe, where they assimilated, as they had done in eastern Europe, with other Jewish communities. In time, all Jews who had adopted the “German rite” were referred to as Ashkenazim to distinguish them from (Spanish rite) Jews. Ashkenazim differ from in their pronunciation of , in cultural traditions, in (chanting), in their widespread use of (until the 20th century), and especially in synagogue liturgy.
More scientific evidence of the reason most Jews we see today look so 'white', they are mostly Ashkenazi Jews who are of Jewish fathers and European mothers:
So lastly, who are the Sephardim Jews we see above?
Sefarad is a Hebrew word meaning Spain. So, in the strictest sense of the word the Sephardim (plural of Sephardi) are the Jews who came from the Iberian peninsula. Today however the word Sephardim has taken a much wider meaning and includes Jewish Communities in North Africa, Iraq (Babylon), Syria, Greece, Turkey and most Jews who are not Ashkenazim. The word Ashkenazi has had a similar broadening of its definition. Arising from a Hebrew word meaning "german" it has taken on a broader definition that includes not only German Jews but those of Eastern Europe and Russia as well.
- I will briefly relate here the history of the Sephardim who lived in Spainbecause they have the best known and easiest to tell history. Not all those known today as Sephardim have ancestors who lived in Spain and they too have equally fascinating histories of their own which I will get into if I have the time to do so. Stories such as the development of the rubber industry in the Amazon by Moroccan Sephardim, the Chuettas of Majorca, etc., etc. (Volunteers to help are very welcome !!
On the other hand, legends prevalent among Spanish Jews suggested that Jews first came to Iberia after the destruction of the Temple in the 6th century B.C.E. while others date their arrival with Phonecian merchants in the 10th century B.C.E., during the King Solomon era. Participating in the surrounding Spaniards' love of lineage some Spanish Jewish families (such as Ibn Daoud, Shaltiel, Abrabanel, etc.) claim direct descent from King David. Bolstering their claims are the prophecies of Abadiah who uses the name "Sefarad" for the land that Jews exiled from Jerusalem would live in. Others claim that Tarshish of the bible was probably ancient Tartessus, a district of Southern Spain whose principal city was Gades (Cadiz).
Norman Roth makes the point that more Jews lived in Spain than in all the countries of Europe combined. Historians have calculated that in the 12th century C.E. Sephardim made up 90% of all the world's Jewry, though that percentage declined rapidly after that with the Ashkenazi population explosion. However, unlike Jews in Europe who lived mainly in large towns, Jews in Spain were found in both towns and tiny villages among the peasants.
Chaim Raphael points out that Starting with Abraham in Babylon (Iraq), through Joseph and Moses in Egypt, the kingdoms of Israel and Judea, back to Babylon, then Spain and the Mediterranean, most Jewish history until the last few centuries has been largely the history of the Jews of middle-eastern and mediterranean culture,, the culture we associate today with Sephardic Jews. Through these centuries and till the 17th century C.E., Sephardim were the bulk of Jewry and the main centers of Judaism. In the recent 3-4 centuries European Jewry exploded into prominence, both in culture and population, and Sephardic Jews, like their host countries, went into a cultural decline that is only recently beginning to reverse itself.