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  •  sorry i see you answer this up thread (2+ / 0-)
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    before 9/11 someone who looked like a Palestinian would be able to get a taxi pretty well, probably.

    The reason why I asked is the literature/belief that says that Egyptians were S. Saharan African in appearance. I've seen claims that Jesus was S. Saharn African in appearance also.

    Archeologists have 2-3K year old remains from the Israel/Palestine area and I belive they've sequenced the DNA. There are matches in the current native population, which may mean that the coloring of the historical Jesus matched that of the natives of the area today.

    ie the film is innacurate.

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      *Are we humans or are we dancers?* Annie Lennox (thx Words In Action & OPOL)

      by glorificus on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 08:36:23 PM PDT

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    •  The actor would fall within the spectrum, though (3+ / 0-)

      definitely at the more lightly pigmented end.

      He's Portuguese, light olive toned skin with dark brown eyes and hair.  Judging from his IMDB, they lightened his hair and beard for the role.

      http://www.imdb.com/...

      The effect in that shot is stunning and not accidental.  The disciples almost all look like they fit in the scene.  "Jesus" is just dark enough not to look like a wandering Viking, but is the closest by far in pigment and facial features to a European norm.

      income gains to the top 1% from 2009 to 2011 were 121% of all income increases. How did that happen? Incomes to the bottom 99% fell by 0.4%

      by JesseCW on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 09:18:12 PM PDT

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