Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Was Yeshua a short-hair?!

After spending a year here in Israel we've learned many things. Living in the land, experiencing the seasons and engaging with the environment has given us a different understanding of the Bible. For instance, was Yeshua long-haired like all of the movies and paintings suggest, or did he have a shorter hairstyle?

*Archaeologists have found lice dating back to the first century. "One of the more fascinating finds in this tomb, one that has not received much attention, was the preservation of a sample of Jewish male hair. The hair was lice-free, and trimmed or cut evenly, probably indicating that the family buried in this tomb practiced good hygiene and grooming. The length of the hair was medium to short, averaging 3-4 inches. The color was reddish." This hair was found at an on-going dig Tom hopes to participate in this summer with Shimon Gibson.


  1. You forgot that he would be a short hair because the Messiah and the Perfect Son of G-d would be styling too. :)

  2. That's assuming short hair for guys was "in" at the time. I know several women would argue for shaggy hair just to get their men to grow their hair out. Is this an issue that would be covered in the WWJD debate?