What Color Was Jesus?

The physical characteristics and appearance of Jesus are unknown. Though he is depicted as a white man by many sources, given the region of the world in which he lived and the population of the time, it is more likely that he had dark skin.

The New Testament only describes the appearance of Jesus after he has been resurrected. The Gospels of Luke and Matthew also state that he was Jewish. Despite a lack of historical evidence to support the idea, Jesus is still widely believed to have been white and non-Semitic, and there are many artistic portrayals of this nature.