Season 1: Episode 12
What Did Jesus Look Like?
Date Aired: 01/13/2023
Everybody knows what Jesus looked like—the beard, the flowing locks, the tunic, and, of course, the sandals! But incredibly, the Bible doesn’t include a single physical description of Jesus…. So where did the standard Western image come from, and is any of it historically accurate? Dave and Helen welcome back guest Joan Taylor, who makes a strong case that Western art painted a distorted picture of the real Jesus.
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