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  • i heard that Jesus was a Jew
  • Jewish.
  • I beleive that Jesus was a White Jewish man.
    • Thinker
      Jesus was not a white man except in distorted paintings. He was a darker skin
  • He is of middle eastern decent ,and there is no proof of what religion,if any ,that he belonged to.Some religions claim he is a part of their religion but it is unproven of what faith he followed.
  • Human. :-D
    • ReiSan
      Human is not a race. It is a genus..
  • yep i learned he was a jew.funny how that works out
  • All that is known for certain is that he was a Hebrew from the house of David. This house had a large number of black jewish converts in Nubia (now Ethiopia) and was only about 30% middle eastern white. The Bible fails to mention if Jesus was one of the 30% of white ... or one of the 70% of the black. It is just assumed he was a white jew from the direct line of David and not one of the many black converts.
  • He was a Hebrew from the tribe of Judah born in the outback of Nazareth and so from His genealogy and the fact that to interbreed with other nations being unacceptable both in the Jewish line and also the priestly line Jesus was clearly 100% Jewish and would certainly not have been white as is always portrayed!
  • He was semetic. Which means from the Middle East.
  • I hate the term race. It is so weighted. If you mean what ehtnicity he was, he was Jewish, Hebrew, of the family of David in the tribe of Judah, of the nation of Israel, of the wider ethnic group called the Semites( descendants of Shem, son of Noah), which includes the Arabs and the Aramaic speakers. Jesus'ethnicity was a deliberate act by God the Father. He had nurtured the people of Israel for 2000 years prior to the birth of Jesus, to be the place where the Saviour would be born. In the Old Testament, it is prophesised from the time of Abraham that "through Abraham would all peoples be blessed". This was narrowed down as time progressed towards the birth, with prophecies of the family He would be born into and even the town of His birth (Micah 5:1).
  • Boston Marathon race I think.
  • Human for a bit, cool huh?
  • Jesus was a semitic Jew. The Catholic Church affirms the Jewish heritage of both Jesus and Christianity, "To the Jews belong the sonship, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises; to them belong the patriarchs, and of their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ.' For more information, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church, sections 839 and following: http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/pt1sect2chpt3art9p3.htm#839 With love in Christ.
  • Jesus was a Jew
  • he was a semetic jew. i think you should brush up on your theology.
  • Caucasian, American, born in Utah. A Mormon. My 2 cents.
  • "While the early descriptions of hair, skin and eye color clearly have implications for defining Jesus' "race", they are not explicit in their desire to ascribe a racial identity to him in the modern sense. By the 19th century, however, theological arguments were increasingly replaced by more secular biological ones, as attempts were made to envisage Jesus in the context of the people and culture of the Middle East. While some writers stressed his Jewishness, the growth of anti-Semitic racial theory led others, such as Emile Burnouf and Houston Stewart Chamberlain, to argue that he was racially an "Aryan." This led to portrayals of Jesus as a blond Nordic individual, a concept that was taken up by the Nazi ideologue Alfred Rosenberg and by Hitler. Hitler argued that Jesus was of Celtic ancestry, on the grounds that "Galilee was a colony where the Romans had probably installed Gallic legionaries, and it's certain that Jesus was not a Jew." In more recent times the fact that the Middle East was a meeting point of cultures and races has led to suggestions that Jesus may have been African or Arabian. The ancient Near East was the primary means of access for traders and travelers seeking to access Africa via the adjoining Levant. Hence, the bordering Roman province Judea (Jesus' home region) witnessed multiple waves of immigrants passing through those primarily Semitic lands. As such, it is conceivable that Jesus' lineage could have borne traces of Arab, Aramean, Berber, Roman, Greek, Black African, Persian or Indian ancestry. The aggressive policy of territorial expansion and forced conversion to Judaism practiced by John Hyrcanus a century before Jesus' birth may also have affected the ethnic make-up of the local Jewish populations. It is most commonly argued that Jesus was probably of Middle Eastern descent because of the geographic location of the events described in the Gospels, and, among some modern Christian scholars, the genealogy ascribed to him. For this reason, he has been portrayed as an olive-skinned individual typical of the Levant region. A team of forensic scientists recently attempted to recreate what Jesus may have looked like based on human remains from the area where and time period when Jesus is believed to have existed. However, this image does not reveal any specific details about what Jesus looked like; it is intended only to give a view of the typical person living in Jesus' time and place. In the December 2002 edition of Popular Mechanics, Jesus was shown as looking like a typical Galilean Semite. Among the points made was that the Bible records that Jesus' disciple Judas had to point him out to those arresting him. The implied argument being that if Jesus' physical appearance differed that markedly from his disciples, then he would have been relatively easy to identify." Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_of_Jesus
  • the bible doesn't mintion Jesus's race, i noticed other people was talking about decendents from the house of daved that was 70% black, the jewish people that have mirgrated back to isreal in 1948 was scarted throught the earth, King solomon was the son of david, he had an afair with the Queen of sheaba, witch had a son by him and went back to africa, the decendents of that child are the people you speek of, medcil scince prooves that the blood line of a child comes from the father, merry was the mother of Jesus, she was a decendent of daved, and so was his step father Joseph, how ever Merry had a virgen birth, so Jesus would be 50% what ever race marry was and 50% from God
  • Middle Eastern. Just like all those terrorists.
  • Jesus was Jewish, yet color does not matter it is what he showed us all that matters. Do any of you think Jesus cares what color you are? Love everyone for without different colors the world would be just black and white.
  • he was jewish
  • Well if you look at the maps of human migration, one will see that all of north africa (not sub saharan africa also 'black africa') all the way to persia have a middle-eastern look (not white, black, or asian). During Jesus's time the romans controlled the area so a possibility exists that he could have been a european and white, but the bible clearly states that he was a native jew to judea so this is not possible. It was extremely unusual for people of that era to reside in places where they are ethnically out of place except in times of war and a following colonization...this should rule out the possibility that he was black since a sub-saharan nation never had influence in that part of the world. With white and black jesus's not being possible, one must conclude that he must have looked middle eastern.
  • jesus like many other in the Isreal area was jewish aka semite
  • there was no concept of race at that time. race is a recent concept based on physical appearance. in jesus's era, language, culture, religion, and sometimes dress were how people were distinguished. it would be impossible for ANYONE to tell you his race unless they met the man in person.
  • Half Chinese, half frog, and half camel.
    • we are dough 68
      My kinda MATH SKILLS.
  • If I remember my Sunday school classes, Jesus was a member of the human race.
    • ReiSan
      Human is species, not race!
  • Scholars have long debated the exact ethnicity and nationality of Jesus. Recently, at a theological meeting in Rome, scholars had a heated debate on this subject. One by one, they offered their evidence........ THREE PROOFS THAT JESUS WAS MEXICAN: 1. His first name was Jesus 2. He was bilingual 3. He was always being harassed by the authorities But then there were equally good arguments that.... JESUS WAS BLACK: 1. He called everybody "brother" 2. He liked Gospel 3. He couldn't get a fair trial But then there were equally good arguments that.... JESUS WAS JEWISH: 1. He went into His Father's business 2. He lived at home until he was 33 3. He was sure his Mother was a virgin, and his Mother was sure he was God But then there were equally good arguments that.... JESUS WAS ITALIAN: 1. He talked with his hands 2. He had wine with every meal 3. He used olive oil But then there were equally good arguments that.... JESUS WAS CALIFORNIAN: 1. He never cut his hair 2. He walked around barefoot 3. He started a new religion But then there were equally good arguments that.... JESUS WAS IRISH: 1. He never got married 2. He was always telling stories 3. He loved green pastures But perhaps the most compelling evidence..... THREE PROOFS THAT JESUS WAS A WOMAN: 1. He had to feed a crowd at a moment's notice when there was no food 2. He kept trying to get the message across to a bunch of men who just didn't get it 3. Even when He was dead, He had to get up because there was more work = to do.....
  • Hippie tree hugger
  • Almost certainly Hebrew but Christians believe that his ethnicity is beside the point - the point being that he was born OF man to be a man and suffer for everyone's sin. So his race is, for practical purposes, 'human'.
  • Most early theological debate about Jesus' appearance arose from interpretations of Messianic prophecies and on the assumption that his physical form was the result of a miraculous virgin birth and so was determined rather more by divine will than ordinary biology. However, there were complex Christological debates about mechanisms of the divine incarnation into human flesh and about how Jesus may have inherited his mother's characteristics[citation needed] and the lineage of King David (since prophecies stated that the Messiah should be David's descendent). This debate originated a dispute about the nature of Jesus' physical connection to the Jewish people, an issue that was later expressed in more racialized form. Following Isaiah 53:2, most early theologians, such as Justin Martyr, insisted that Jesus was physically unprepossessing, with "no beauty that we should desire him." The anti-Christian author Celsus states that he was "short and ugly", an assertion that his Christian opponent Origen does not dispute. Whether these early debates reflect a purely scriptural view or a continuing oral tradition about his actual physique and physiognomy is not known. In later centuries this early view was reversed. The Church Fathers Saint Jerome and Saint Augustine of Hippo argued that Jesus must have been ideally beautiful in face and body. For Augustine he was "beautiful as a child, beautiful on earth, beautiful in heaven."
  • Jewish.
  • These days there were claims even that Jesus was Black and chinese christains even saying he was chinese. Caucasian white male?
  • he is 100% Jewish ... as a matter of fact, he was THE uber-hebrew
    • we are dough 68
      He drove a taxi ?
  • He was a fictional character invented by Jews and intended to be a Jew. Jews are Semitic Caucasoids.
  • not sure, the bible dont say

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