While reading my Systematic Theology book, Quest for the Living God: Mapping Frontiers in the Theology of God by Elizabeth A. Johnson, my fiancé Jeff and I started talking about what Jesus looked like. We agreed that he wasn’t the long-haired, blue-eyed man that so many western artists have depicted him as. In fact, scholars have recently put together the following image using the remains of a Jewish man from the same timeframe in which Jesus lived:

Modern Reconstruction of Jesus

With all of this in mind, we set out on a Google Image quest to find different depictions of Jesus in art. We found some wonderful artwork I’d like to share with you here. Please note that I’ve tried to keep the titles true to what the images were labeled as online (all of these found through the Google Image search!). Enjoy!:

Aboriginal Easter Art from Australia

African Jesus

Arabic Madonna and Child

Depiction of Jesus from Asia

Black Jesus

Coptic Jesus

Ethiopian Jesus

Indian Madonna with Child

Traditional Western Depiction of Jesus

Jesus with Children

Madonna & Child - Apache Depiction

Native American Jesus with Children

Our Lady of China with Child Jesus

The Temptation of Jesus