BJZim I agree with your post, but any "scholar" who says Jesus was black or Ethiopian is an idiot!!!!
He was "the lion of the tribe of Judah". Judah was Israels son, you can't get any more Jewish. The Catholic paintings show him as an effeminate long haired Irishman, both view could not be more false. The scripture speaks of such "scholars" as you mentioned:
Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,