Hi Cap IV,
I think you must be just teasing us with this post. If so, you have a great sense of humor!
:hypno: If you are serious, this would be a difficult thing to prove one way or the other.
But if he was a real man, we know he must have been growing some chin whiskers. The question should therefore be…did he regularly shave them clean away?
Perhaps he did shave, but I am not convinced that this was a common practice for Jewish men of that era. I would think it is far more likely that we would have known he shaved, because it would have been unusual enough to get a mention somewhere.
It seems to have been a common Roman practice to shave (although not all Romans did) and a common Jewish practice to be bearded. For Jesus to adopt a well known Roman practice would certainly have been unusual for a Jewish rabbi in those days. :hmmm:Especially considering that His followers were thinking of Him in Messianic terms.
Even Herod, that great Hellenizer and Roman lap dog had a beard.