By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Rembrandt Depicts Jesus the Jew

Rembrandt [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
In a recent art exhibition, the point was made that Rembrandt appears to have pioneered the depiction of Jesus as a Jew. Rembrandt had his studio in the Jewish Quarter of Amsterdam and may have used a young Sephardic Jew as one of his models for depicting the face of Jesus. You can find more information at this link. The illustration is similar to what I saw at the exhibit.
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