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Well, of course he was hook-nosed. He was a JOOO.


That's exactly how he looked in the famous historical noncanonical narratives of apocryphal adventures by historian Aed Woodeus, "Paul or Pauline?" and "Plan Tish'ah From Galilee"... Except he was generally portrayed wearing his favorite pink cashmere sweater..


Actually he looked more like this. He's with Thecla on the left, Timothy in the middle (advising him about alcohol consumption), and contemplating his letter to the Galatians on the right. Didn't know the Galatians HAD windmills did ya?

Marco McClean

"[Paul was] a man of small stature, with a bald head and crooked legs, in a good state of body, with eyebrows meeting and nose somewhat hooked, full of friendliness."

Ah, a man with a nose full of friendliness. Maybe the hook is what keeps the friendliness from falling out.

People will always make decisions based on how another looks and smells. The tall man gets the job, the stranger who doesn't smell like stale urine gets sat next to on the bus. "I like the cut of your jib." Can they not mean your jib-sail, your nose?


It was an elaborate pseudo-science from antiquity through the middle ages, renaissance, etc., and played right into the whole phrenology movement in the 19th century.


"Didn't know the Galatians HAD windmills did ya?"

I didnt know they wore fancy rodeo belt buckles either..


According to Manuel, the Galatians were well known for their Ephesian fixation on Philippian galoshes.

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