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FINALLY! An Accurate Representation of Biblical Figures

Maximus RexMaximus Rex Pulchritudo in Conspectu RegisThe EmpreyanPosts: 6,355 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited June 2014 in The Social Lounge
It's finally good to see that somebody took it upon themselves to accurately portray what people in the Old Testament looked like. To bad dude didn't include Abraham, Issac, Jacob, and Moses'em. Dude really needed to include Moses.

What Would Characters From The Bible Really Look Like? Here's One Photographer's Idea

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/07/characters-from-bible-really-look-like-_n_5281519.html

The Huffington Post By Sara Roncero-Menendez

Plenty of films have taken a stab at bringing Bible stories to life, from "The Ten Commandments" and "Jesus Christ: Superstar" to this year's "Son of God" and "Noah." But despite those movies' different genres and tones, these films all tend to share one similarity: They have white casts, even though the Bible's characters would have been from parts of Africa or the Middle East. Photographer James C. Lewis of Noire3000 | N3K Photo Studios has decided to rectify by presenting these iconic figures in a new light.

Lewis' "Icons Of The Bible" photo series depicts some of the most famous characters from the Old and New Testament exclusively as people of color, including Simon Peter, Elijah, King Solomon and the archangel Gabriel. The series, which will be fully released in October, features 70 models who identify as either Asian, Native American, Hispanic, African, Middle Eastern, Black American and West Indian.

"I think it is very important to see one's self in the Scripture so that it may become real in their eyes," Lewis told The Huffington Post. "The whitewashing of the Bible has always bothered me. However I'm happy to now have the opportunity to give a different point of view."


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  • PurrPurr Evil Chuck Season. Jumpman jumpman Jumpman dat girl up to something!!!Posts: 32,382 ✭✭✭✭✭
    King david is fine as shit.
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  • Maximus RexMaximus Rex Pulchritudo in Conspectu Regis The EmpreyanPosts: 6,355 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Westie wrote: »
    Accurate would mean this stuff happened....

    Gone with your ole heathen atheist ass.

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  • Maximus RexMaximus Rex Pulchritudo in Conspectu Regis The EmpreyanPosts: 6,355 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2014
    Evilchuck wrote: »
    King david is fine as shit.

    Fuck it, Hulk smash on Elizabeth and Rachel, especially Rachel.


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  • Ajackson17Ajackson17 On the shoulders of Giants and Elders in history UniversePosts: 22,495 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I didn't know eurasians look like that.
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  • WestieWestie Whore Savant the vagina nebulaPosts: 12,479 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Westie wrote: »
    Accurate would mean this stuff happened....

    Gone with your ole heathen atheist agnostic ass.

    You got heathen right. :)
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  • AlkinduzAlkinduz No Prep, No Glory Posts: 2,070 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Is that damian marley as gabriel? Lmao
  • CopperCopper The WickPosts: 49,531 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lotta atheist on the IC
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    My nigga waka as Jeremiah.
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  • OhMarsOhMars أرسل لي الصور من ثدييك Posts: 6,085 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2014
    I thought Jeremiah was waka flocka for a second
  • caddo mancaddo man Failure is success in progress! Posts: 22,476 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dude put different ethnicities in in the characters place. I love this. I will most def go see the display. It will be here in ATL
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  • Rasta.Rasta. Mt. ZionPosts: 9,342 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No black excellence? Near to accurate depiction of the fictional characters nonetheless
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  • AlkinduzAlkinduz No Prep, No Glory Posts: 2,070 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Its good that this shit is out there, get a mainstream discussion going, an accurate portayal of Moses would expose a lot of jews.

    with that said, Most of em(especially kind David n solomon) look like a bunch of fags. Where are the beards n og robes lol Why they look like they were extras in a 300 movie?
  • VIBEVIBE Posts: 54,384 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I see what you're getting at w this.. So I ain't gonna bash it..
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    So is jezebel the broad in your sig?
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    This thread wild homo b
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  • LUClENLUClEN Absence makes the heart grow fonder of someone else Posts: 20,559 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This is just more speculation

    We can't know for certain whether these people looked Arabic, East African, North African, or whatever else
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  • SneakDZASneakDZA damn, am I a sinner? Posts: 11,223 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yo this shit looks like a damn alaye calendar commercial. I'm out.
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  • jonojono Right fist = power, left fist = unity Posts: 30,280 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Black people always going too far. The correct way of dealing with whitewashed history/mythology isn't to blackwash it. While some of the characters were likely black, the average Bible character didn't look like a member the local HBCU sororities and fraternities.
    I say the same thing. Afrocentricity is usually as ridiculous as Eurocentricity.
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