Where did they get the image of Jesus?
Some speak of one legend related to the image of Christ. The legend is: "Jesus the Christ damped his face in the river, and then took a white towel and put it to his face. As a result, the image of his face appeared on the towel;
And if it's serious, you can notice an interesting fact - different nations depict Jesus differently! For example, in Ethiopian (East African) icons - it is generally depicted as some "negro"; And if we accept as fact that "Jesus was a Jew", his alleged face can be seen here.
But now it's very hard to judge whether it's all "quot; true; or not ... In the end, the main thing in Jesus Christ is his amazing oratorical talent and ability to create certain miracles. All the same, make many people "believe in Himself", "expel evil spirits from people"; and "resurrect the dead in their pristine shape"; - not everyone is given ...
It's from the human imagination ... no one really knows and will not say what it was, except for eyewitnesses, that is, those who saw it. And the Father, the God who created him and the apostles who walked with him on the earth, saw and know him. It is clear that he was different from all people, because he was perfect, he was handsome and had all only positive qualities of character and was able to communicate with all in a proper and acceptable way to God.
The Bible does not say what Jesus looked like. It describes only the qualities of His character. The image of Jesus Christ was invented by people. Since He was a God-man, he took flesh from the Virgin Mary, as man was circumcised, one was without sin. Just as a person was baptized, suffered persecution, cried and was martyred.
Some time ago I was asked to find out how Jesus looked and where his current image came from, which, by the way, remained unchanged for many centuries. So there is little historical evidence about Jesus, but they are, for example, in Josephus Flavius (by the way, I am very respected for his civil and public position), he talks about a man named Jesus, who suffered for the truth and was innocently crucified . Most likely, Jesus had a real prototype, a man from whom his present image was taken. I honestly do not believe in the Shroud of Turin, it appeared much later, in the Middle Ages and could be specially made by monks to increase the faith of the laity. The case, of course, is good, but still it is a lie. Which, too, in turn is not proven. Still there is an opinion that the image of Jesus - collective, was chosen by the patriarchs during the time of Emperor Constantine from many images created by artists. This version seems to me the most probable, since in such a responsible business the patriarchs, like good marketers, could not blindly trust the image of a particular person, so they created the ideal image of a believer that everyone could like.
Remained an image on a towel (the Savior Not Made by Hands). Shroud of Turin. However, in vain do you think that after His Ascension, no one sees Jesus Christ. There are always saints on earth who are worthy of the contemplation of the Lord.