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Stunning! Face Depicting Jesus Christ Discovered at Ancient Church in Israel

News Staff : Nov 15, 2018  JNS.org

"Christís face in this painting is an important discovery in itself. It belongs to the iconographic scheme of a short-haired Christ, which was especially widespread in Egypt and Syro-Palestine, but gone from later Byzantine art." -Archaeologists

(Israel)—[JNS.org] A previously unknown 1,500-year-old depiction of Jesus Christís face has been discovered at a Byzantine church in the Negev Desert. (Image: The face of Christ with proposed reconstruction/Credit: Screenshot/via JNS)

Although the painting is incomplete, University of Haifa archeologists were able to examine the facial outline. Their research was recently published in the journal Antiquity. It is believed to be from the sixth century AD, and portrays Jesus as a short-haired lad.

The leading archeologists were Emma Maayan-Fanar, Ravit Linn, Yotam Tepper and Guy Bar-Oz.

"Christís face in this painting is an important discovery in itself," they said in their paper. "It belongs to the iconographic scheme of a short-haired Christ, which was especially widespread in Egypt and Syro-Palestine, but gone from later Byzantine art."

"Thus far, it is the only in situ baptism-of-Christ scene to date confidently to the pre-iconoclastic Holy Land," they added. "Therefore, it can illuminate Byzantine Shivtaís Christian community and Early Christian art across the region." Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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