Author: Joan E Taylor, Professor of Christian Origins at King’s College, London
Everyone knows what Jesus looked like, with his long hair, beard, white robes and sandals. He’s looked that way for centuries, whether it’s in church paintings, children’s books, or plastic statues to stick on the dashboard of your car. He is instantly recognisable. But is that how Jesus really looked when he was a carpenter in 1st century Galilee? Joan E Taylor, Professor of Christian Origins, has looked into the historical evidence for how Jesus looked, and this booklet presents the fashion chapter from her recent book, What Did Jesus Look Like?