No long hair for Jesus

Holywood and many illustrated Bibles want you to believe that the Lord Jesus seldom saw the inside of a barbershop and looked like your average New-Age guru.

Without starting a debate on Scripture and the ideal length of a man’s hairdo, you might want to be aware that very early Christian art portrayed the Lord with short hair.

Enjoy this second or third-century painting from Rome’s catacombs, depicting Jesus healing the bleeding woman (Mark 5:21–43, Matthew 9:18–26, Luke 8:40–56):

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