Portrait of Steve Jobs like a Christ Pantokrator



As a student, I remember learning about the oldest-known icon of Christ Pantocrator, which visually depicts the dual natures of Jesus Christ. 

Cover one side of the face and see Christ’s divinity, the other side his humanity. Scholars suggest dualities: the infinite vs. the finite or mercy vs. judement. 

On this anniversary of Steve Jobs’ death, I wanted to share a similar observation about the portrait used on the cover of Walter Isaacson’s official biography. Take a closer look.


duality of Jobs’ personality