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Did common Jews in the time of Jesus have beards?

Discussion in 'Christian Philosophy & Ethics' started by zoidar, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. zoidar

    zoidar Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What was the look of common Jews at the time of Jesus? Did they have beards?
     
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    Yes.
     
  3. tulc

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    probably just the men though. :wave:
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  4. JackRT

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    Generally speaking.
     
  5. HTacianas

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    Observant Jews would have had beards. The Hellenized Jews of the may have adopted Greek or Roman shaving or plucking practices. But even common Romans had beards.
     
  6. zoidar

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    How can we know that?
     
  7. JohnAshton

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    Sure, but only a few women.
     
  8. HTacianas

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    It's one of the commandments of the old law:

    Lev 19:27

    ‘You shall not shave around the sides of your head, nor shall you disfigure the edges of your beard. If this picture loads right you'll see a hassidic Jew. The locks on the side of his head is a symbol that he has not shaved around the sides of his head.
     

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  9. zoidar

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    Maybe you know where I'm going with this? Looking for proof, Jesus wore beard ;)
     
  10. HTacianas

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    I'm guessing he in all likelihood did have a beard. No one would have paid any attention to him if he did not.
     
  11. zoidar

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    He must have looked much like other observant Jews of that time. The Bible gives nothing special about his physical appearance, rather he was looking like the ordinary believing Jew.
     
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    I think I'll go with the more classic Jesus image, long curly hair. They pulled his hair, so can't been too short. I know my avatar is a westernized picture. If the skin, hair and beard were darker, I believe it would be more correct. Maybe it's time to change it?
     
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