Jesus had short curly hair: Jesus’ Face Discovered in Ancient Israeli Desert Church – My Comments

[This is from the Jews. I take all this stuff with a pinch of salt. But maybe some Christians are interested in it. Jan]

‘Suddenly I Saw Eyes’: Jesus’ Face Discovered in Ancient Israeli Desert Church

Very little early Christian art has survived the centuries in the Holy Land – but then an Israeli art historian looked at the apse of a ruined Byzantine church in Shivta, and saw Jesus’ face and short curly hair

By Ruth Schuster Nov 14, 2018
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Precious little early Christian art has survived in the Holy Land, though this is where the religion itself was born. But now, an extremely rare depiction of Jesus from the early Christian era has been found in the ruins of Shivta, a large Byzantine farming village in the heart of Israel’s Negev desert.

Baptistery at Shivta Dror Maayan

“His face is right there, looking at us,” says Dr. Emma Maayan-Fanar, the art historian who finally noticed the wall painting a century after it was uncovered.

A first painting found by others in Shivta last year turned out to show Jesus’ transfiguration: the present team was the one to realize what the painting showed, but the drawing of his face did not survive the centuries. The second one shows his baptism and his face. Maayan-Fanar and the team – Dr. Ravit Linn, Dr. Yotam Tepper and Prof. Guy Bar-Oz of the Zinman Institute of Archaeology at the University of Haifa – described the find in the world archaeological journal Antiquity: "Christ’s face revealed at Shivta".

You can read the rest here and you’ll see the sketch of Jesus’s face made by the Israelis (FWIW):

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