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[Merged] Oldest Image of Jesus Found

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 02:46 PM

A team of Spanish archaeologists have discovered an image of what they assume is the earliest known depiction of Jesus Christ.

The image is painted on to the wall of an underground stone structure located in the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus, about 160km south of Cairo.

Experts believe the stone structure, dating to the sixth century, served as the crypt of a writer and priests.

https://uk.news.yaho...57.html#oTbD0XP

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 03:19 PM

That wouldn't be a surprise. In the roman catacombs  there is one of Jesus as the Good Shepherd also dressed in a short tunic carrying a sheep.


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 06:50 PM

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A team of Spanish archaeologists have discovered an image of what they assume is the earliest known depiction of Jesus Christ.


Okay, sounds like it could be interesting.

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Experts believe the stone structure, dating to the sixth century, served as the crypt of a writer and priests.


Nevermind.  There are plenty of images of Jesus that predate the sixth century:

http://en.wikipedia....iction_of_Jesus


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 09:22 PM

Here is an updated article about the find.  

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CORRECTION: A previous headline of this article incorrectly suggested the depiction found in Egypt was the earliest known; it is among the earliest, but other images thought to be of Jesus predate it. The article has also been updated to reflect doubts about the authenticity of the 'Savior of Galilee' booklet, and a reference to the tomb of a scribe has been removed to clarify that it is not where the image was discovered.

http://www.huffingto..._n_5234109.html


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 09:52 AM

View PostGreenmansGod, on 30 April 2014 - 09:22 PM, said:

Here is an updated article about the find.  

They got Jesus out of that? Looks like it can be anybody.


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 12:27 PM

What does the actual image look like? It can't be the one on the link.  Just checked out the link provided by GreenmansGod.  This guy has no beard and even looks like he's wearing shorts.

Edited by Hobbit Feet, 01 May 2014 - 12:35 PM.


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 12:45 PM

I think it wise to understand that IF Jesus really lived, he would have probably looked like many others of the day. Today we see Jews in London (and elsewhere) with black coats, black hats and beards. Try picking just one out of the crowd!

Same with many middle eastern countries, beards, moustache, hairy eyebrows lol: (No disrespect intended)

Even the average white European male  looks similar, mostly with short cropped hair and no facial hair...broadly speaking that is


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 01:05 PM

View PostMind Explorer, on 01 May 2014 - 09:52 AM, said:

They got Jesus out of that? Looks like it can be anybody.

True, but atleast it's a painting and not an apparition on a toasted slice of bread or on some treebark.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 02:36 PM

View Post:PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR:, on 01 May 2014 - 01:05 PM, said:

True, but atleast it's a painting and not an apparition on a toasted slice of bread or on some treebark.
And because it is a painting, it makes it true?  Just like everything on the internet.  The people finding this WANT it to be Jesus, ergo it is.  At any rate, it's someone's idea of what Jesus looked like.  Just remember, perception becomes reality whether or not it actually is.


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 02:43 PM

They assume???
They assume they have found images of a mythical figure!

Wouldn't it be good if modern science could just "assume" and everybody took it as truth!
Open your eyes people!


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 04:28 PM

View Post6.6.6, on 01 May 2014 - 02:43 PM, said:

They assume???
They assume they have found images of a mythical figure!

Wouldn't it be good if modern science could just "assume" and everybody took it as truth!
Open your eyes people!
To what exactly?


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 03:14 AM

About this question previously unchecked: There is indeed a news in La Vanguardia concerning Josep Padró stating a hypothetical primitive depiction of Christ. Google egiptologos-catalanes-oxirrinco-escriba.


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 03:54 AM

As far as we know this could be an alien


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 03:58 AM

Images of what is supposed to be Jesus are to be expected.  There are images of Jupiter all over the ancient world to be found.


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 09:34 AM

Spanish archaeologists have discovered what may be one of the earliest depictions of Jesus in an ancient Egyptian tomb.
Painted on the walls of a mysterious underground stone structure in the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus, about 100 miles south of Cairo, the image shows a young man with curly hair and dressed in a short tunic.
“He raises his hand as if making a blessing,” said Egyptologist Josep Padró, who has spent over 20 years excavating sites in the area





http://www.foxnews.c...intcmp=features





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