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James C. LewisIcons Of The Bible

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."

"I wish to exhibit a splash of color onto the biblical pages of history with my creative embellishments. By doing so I hope to open the minds and eyes of the ignorant and create open conversations of how we can learn to see the world through colorful lenses. After all, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is intended for everyone."

For those who’d like to see the entire collection, “Icons Of The Bible” will on display from November 2014 to February 2015 in Atlanta, GA.

-waits for white people to flip shit-

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I’m white and I find this pleasing, I felt a literal trill of happiness run through me as I scrolled. As a Christian I have always felt uncomfortable and disliked the “white washing” because of how inaccurate it is. It completely misrepresents the Bible and the times. If people are going to depict characters from the Bible they should make them the right ethnicity. (Even if these models aren’t Arabic I think it’s more likely some of the people in the Bible were black than a white as can be Caucasian) Furthermore if people are going to depict Jesus, though it is wrong for us to do so, I feel like they should at least accurately depict Him. For one i’m pretty sure he didn’t have brown hair, blue eyes and fair skin. He was Jewish, He lived in the middle east, he would have had kinky curly black hair, brown eyes and dark skin. Also he wouldn’t have been a scrawny little dude. He would have been buff, built and extremely fit. He was a carpenter guys, carpenters back then did everything with their hands no machines just tools and muscles so he woulda been hella strong. Also He walked EVERYWHERE, pretty sure He wouldn’t have been this scrawny small guy Hollywood makes Him out to be so often.  I didn’t mean to make a long rant but I’m kinda passionate about this stuff guys.