Image: FORVM MMX - JOSE MANUAL PEDROSA
Share

New evidence Jesus 'was clean-shaven'

Mon 06 Oct 2014
By Joy Tibbs

Spanish archaeologists claim to have found a beardless image of Jesus from the fourth century.

The glass plate engraving was discovered in the ancient town of Castulo, in Andalusia.

Specialists have reconstructed the plate from fragmented pieces found inside a religious building abandoned during the fifth century.

The plate, measuring 22cm across, is thought to have been used to hold Eucharistic bread.

In it, the figure (believed to be Jesus) is flanked by two apostles, most likely Peter and Paul.

The man depicted is clean-shaven, with short curly hair and wearing what seems to be a philosopher's toga.

Jesus traditionally always depicted with a beard.

 

comments powered by Disqus
Daily news direct to your inbox

LIVE 19:00 - 19:30


Contact the show

Telephone and SMS the show when on air

Your News Feed

Stay informed and inform others with up to the minute news from a Christian perspective. 

Daily News email

RSS feeds

News Widgets

You may also like...

The phenomenally popular psychologist is on a mission to bring... More

Free will vs determinism isn’t just a debate for Christians.... More

Following his debate with John Lennox on The Big Conversation,... More

Meet some of the speakers at this year's conference. More