KARAITE ISRAELITE MOSQUE OF ASCENSION
AND THE TEMPLE OF KEDAR MINISTRIES
(The Original Kedar-Rite of the Karaim)
QARAY - KARAITES قريظة
JESUS AND THE HAIR OF WOOL
IS THE DESCRIPTION OF JESUS IN THE BIBLE LITERAL OR A SIMILE?
DOES THE BIBLE DESCRIBE THE LITERAL TEXTURE OF JESUS' HAIR???
In recent years some misguided teachers of the Bible have put forth a claim that the description of Jesus in the Book of Revelation is literal and that it describes the racial attributes of the Messiah including his hair texture etc. The following analysis negates this understanding and presents the information in the fullness of its true meaning and linguistic understanding.
His head and his hairs were WHITE LIKE WOOL, AS WHITE AS SNOW; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
"HIS HEAD AND HIS HAIRS WERE WHITE LIKE WOOL, AS WHITE AS SNOW"
The above mentioned verse is obviously emphasizing the " WHITENESS " of his HEAD and HAIRS. (WHITE LIKE WOOL and WHITE AS SNOW)
It is not saying anything about the texture of wool or the texture of snow. The commonality between WOOL and SNOW is the WHITENESS.
The question is: Was his head and hair literally WHITE or was it a SIMILE?
To state that Jesus' head and hair were literally WHITE is ridiculous especially considering the next part of the description which states that his :
EYES WERE AS A FLAME OF FIRE AND HIS VOICE BEING THE SOUND OF MANY WATERS
LET US COMPARE TO DANIEL 7:9
I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose GARMENT WAS WHITE AS SNOW, and the HAIR OF HIS HEAD LIKE PURE WOOL: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.
(INTERESTINGLY THE " EYES WERE AS A FLAME OF FIRE " in Revelation now become " HIS THRONE WAS LIKE THE FIERY FLAME)
It is possible the WHITE GARMENT could actually be literal as it is not beyond reason that Jesus wore WHITE ROBES. However it is immediately followed by the simile as in revelation that connects Jesus' hair to(WHITE) WOOL
"whose garment was WHITE AS SNOW, and the HAIR of his head LIKE the pure WOOL. "
IF THE VERSE IN DANIEL IS THE SAME AS IN REVELATION THEN THE WHITENESS OF THE GARMENT AND THE WHITENESS OF THE WOOL ARE ONCE AGAIN BEING EMPHASIZED IN THE SIMILE.
THE PROPHET ISAIAH SEEMS TO CLARIFY THE UNDERSTANDING AND CORRELATION BETWEEN SNOW AND WOOL
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as SCARLET they shall be as WHITE AS SNOW; though they be RED like crimson, THEY SHALL BE AS WOOL.
WHITE AS SNOW is a terminology used to indicate being SINLESS or HAVING SINS FORGIVEN .
THEY SHALL BE AS WOOL refers to the WHITENESS OF WOOL which in the SIMILE has the same meaning AS THE WHITENESS OF SNOW.
THE BIBLICAL DESCRIPTION OF JESUS AS MENTIONED ABOVE IS ALL INTENDED TO REPRESENT A SINLESS STATE OR NATURE AND HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH THE TEXTURE OF JESUS' HAIR OR ANY OTHER RACIAL ATTRIBUTES.