Did Jesus Christ Have Long Hair

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Tina S
Mar 16, 2010
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Many have been taught that Jesus had long hair. Jesus and His apostles are always portrayed as having long unkempt greasy hair. Filmmakers are always choosing e feminine man with long hair to portray the figure of Jesus and naturally people believe that, being mass brain washed.

Does the Bible say this? Some men try to justify having long hair by saying, “It’s okay for my hair to be long because Christ’s was.” Others contend that Christ had long hair because he was a “Nazarite.”

Both are false! History shows that short hair on men has been around for a long time—much longer than many realize. At the time Jesus lived, it was the accepted and general custom.

To be sure there are NO true pictures or sketches or descriptions on how Jesus looked like, thus these million of portraits of Jesus as ALL LIES, nothing else but fantastications of exalted artists. Furthermore ALL these presumed "true" portraits of the Lord go against the second commandment.

Besides, that concept would make Scripture false for IT says: "Does not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame to him?" (1Co 11:14). BUT we know that Scripture cannot be broken (Joh 10:35), thus if Jesus had long hair that would have been a shameful thing to Him, and surely NO ONE is saying that there was anything shameful in Jesus, the Son of God; the perfect man.

From records we understand that the only time a male Jew was required to have long hair was when he had taken a Nazarite vow. During this vow he could not touch the fruit of the vine, or a dead body, during the days of his separation (Num 6:1-21), his "consecration (separation) of his God is upon his head" (Num 6:7). And, anyway, the vow was temporary and when the days of his vow were accomplished he "shall shave his head" (Num 6:9), which indicates that long hair was not the norm for men.

Jesus was never under such a vow. He did grow up in Nazareth, fulfilling a prophecy that He would be called a Nazarene (Mat 2:23; Mar 1:9; Luk 1:26; Joh 1:45). This is why early Christians were sometimes referred to as Nazarenes. However, neither of these words has anything whatsoever to do with a Nazarite vow. This is a gross misinterpretation that Jesus had taken a Nazarite vow. BUT, Jesus was NOT a Nazarite, He was a Nazerene because He lived at Nazareth. They are two different things.
Christ touch the fruit of the vine (Matt. 11:19) and, on occasion, touched a dead body (Matt. 9:25).
Had He been under a Nazarite vow, He would not have done either of these things. Those under this vow grew their hair long as a sign of humiliation. Men who wear their hair long today are anything but humble. Rather, they are very proud of their long locks and go to great lengths to show them off. It is a sign of PRIDE. It is also a sign of defiance against traditional values.

From the very beginning of the human race God made a clear visible distinction between male and female: "Male and female created He them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created." (Gen 5:2) These clear differences are not only physical but also behavioral with clear difference in roles. When God created man and woman He planted within their genome a clear identification that was intended to respect their respective roles in life, as ordained by God. That identification must be highly visible without any chance of being mistaken, both bodily and in dressing, involving the most prominent part of the anatomy, from the top of the head to the toes.

Long hair was given to woman as a covering depicting her status in creation as a derivative of the man: "But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering." (1Co 11:15) For "the woman is the glory of the man" whilst man is "the image and glory of God" and because of that he "ought not to cover his head" for long hair pertain to woman as a sign of submission to the man, being his glory.

"Jesus said to them, My meat is to do the will of Him that sent me, and to finish his work." (Joh 4:34)
Jesus would have looked like any other Jewish man of His time. He would have been a normal, healthy, masculine looking man. As a carpenter, He spent most of His life working outdoors (Mar 6:3) and certainly would not have had long ‘beautiful’ overflowing hair interfering with his dusty, hard sweaty job. He did not look like an effeminate weakling with long hair.
Isaiah many centuries before Christ prophetically describes Him as an ordinary man in appearance: "For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he has no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him." (Isa 53:2) No ‘beautiful’ flowing blond long hair with golden locks on our Lord.

On a number of occasions, He was able to blend into a crowd because He looked just like everyone else (Luk 4:30; Joh 8:59; 10:39). If Jesus had long hair, contrary to the accepted style of the time, it would have been unnecessary for Judas to use a special sign, a kiss, to point Him out to His enemies. Christ would have stood out from the crowd and all that Judas would had to do was to tell the Pharisees "look, it is that guy with beautiful long flowing hair with locks" without having need to go near to Jesus, exposing himself, to accuse Him.

Christ simply would not have grown His hair long. To do so would have contradicted His Word. Remember, it was Christ—the Word (John 1:1)—who inspired the Bible. II Timothy tells us, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (3:16). And since Jesus Christ also inspired I Corinthians 11:14, He would have been true to His word. And that Word guides and instructs us on the matter of hair lengths and styles for men and women.

Author's note: Ref: The Holy Bible
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