Skip to comments.Did Jesus have a crew-cut? Lifestyles of ancient Israel's rich and famous
Posted on 12/12/2013 2:13:36 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The city of Caesarea has been in the news recently, for the lavish lifestyle of certain contemporary residents. Yet the people of the seaside city also seem to have lived high on the hog in ancient history. Archaeologists have found surprisingly detailed records of sumptuous eating, drinking, dressing and housing customs of the wealthy though it seems women only got to partake of the luxury within the home.
Rich then was like rich now a matter of means. In a discussion on who is rich in the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Shabbat (25b), Rabbi Meir simply said a truly wealthy person is satisfied with whatever he has. Unarguable, that. The famous Rabbi Akiva said wealth was having a pleasant wife (and he should know). But the more prosaic Rabbi Tarfon defined wealth as 100 vineyards, 100 fields and 100 servants.
The practical Rabbi Yosi defined a rich person a whoever has a toilet near his table. At Sepphoris in the Galilee, archaeologists discovered just such a toilet near the dining hall of a wealthy Roman villa.
In fact the Jewish sages themselves were usually wealthy, which allowed them to ponder the fine points of Jewish law all day long....
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Three words: Shroud of Turin.
One of the Roman writers, forget which one, defined poverty as being unable to afford more than one or two slaves.
1Cor 11:13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?
1Cor 11:14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
1Cor 11:15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for [her] hair is given her for a covering.
1Cor 11:16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.
Paul said that long hair on a man is shameful. If Jesus wore long hair, Paul called Jesus shameful.
I doubt Paul would call Jesus shameful.
I don’t think it was a crew cut, more of a fade...
I rather doubt it. That would be “rounding the corners of the head” wouldn’t it?
I suppose it depends on what you call “long”. It was probably more convenient then to cut it around shoulder-length. It could certainly not act as a “covering” that way.
No. He would have hair as described in the Old Testament. Similar to what Hasidic Jews wear to this day.............
A pretty crude navy reg haircut is what I imagine
Or air force
but I doubt a high and tight
No being a jackwagon...it was high and tight. Jar Head can be taken for a halo. Oorah.
Paul was writing unto Gentiles...............
How about having the ability to hire that ‘80s pop rock band, Cutting Crew, to play at your son’s birthday party?
Probably had sidelocks, as those are mentioned in the Song of Songs.
In places with a profusion of head lice, short haircuts are common, as are wigs.
The ancient Egyptians wore wigs to shield their shaved, hairless heads from the sun. They also wore the wigs on top of their hair using beeswax and resin to keep the wigs in place.
However, this might have been more a religious demand than because of lice. For example, before someone could even enter the great temple of Karnak, all the hair had to be shaved from their body.
Other ancient cultures, including the Assyrians, Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans, also used wigs as an everyday fashion.
Jewish rules are somewhat different. The idea of (Orthodox) married women shaving their heads and wearing wigs dates, I believe, to about the 16th Century. Ancient Hebrews and Jews, anybody’s guess.
I am not one to delicately opine on fashion sense of the gentleman from Nazareth who ultimately was the cause of so many difficulties for the Jewish people.
Hmmm...understandable. Would you care to opine about the fashion sense of a king's son who was killed because he got his long locks stuck in a tree?