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What Did Jesus Wear?

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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 the world’s most famous carpenter-Messiah actually looked when he was living in 1st century Galilee? Joan E Taylor, Professor of Christian Origins, has researched the historical evidence for how Jesus looked in her recent book, What Did Jesus Look Like? This booklet, What Did Jesus Wear? presents the fashion chapter from her book.