A photo that depicts the real closest possible appearance of Jesus is being shared across social media sites. The picture which people claim shows Jesus’ real face is of a man with a beard, dark eyes, and black and short tight curls.
The picture was a constructed image done by Richard Neave, a former professor at Manchester University. He made it with a team of Israeli scientists after examining three Semites’ skulls from around Galilee in northern Israel. The team had come up with the image as part of BBC One’s “Son of God” series that was aired more than ten years ago; specifically in March 2001.
Morning News USA could not immediately verify why the photo showing the real face of Jesus had been going viral as of late. The BBC series at the time featured how Neave and Israeli archaeologists used forensic anthropology to create a computer generated photo of the closest depiction of Jesus. The team specifically based their work on the words given by evangelist Matthew, saying that it was hard to tell Jesus apart from his disciples during his arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane. From this, the team hypothesized that Jesus would have the features of the Galilean Semites of the ancient times. They then obtained three preserved skulls from Jerusalem in Israel where Jesus was known to lived and preached. To finish of the computer generated photo, they studied people in old drawings from archaeological sites in Israel.
The photo showing the real face of Jesus was also featured by Popular Mechanics in January. The report from the website additionally noted that ancient records reveal the real height and weight of Jesus. The average build of a Semite male during Jesus time was 5’1” with an average weight of about 110 pounds. He might also have a face that looked weather-beaten and has a body of muscular built for working as a carpenter, the report said.
"actual image of Jesus Christ" – Richard Neave pic.twitter.com/CKVAcEJwoD
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