What Did The Lord Jesus Christ Look Like

What did Jesus Christ of Nazareth looked like when He was walking on earth, is not described in the Bible, however, the scenario given by Manilus the secretary of Pontius Pilate perhaps is true. The first witness.  

Link to: the Report of Pontius Pilate to the emperor Tiberius Ceasar, The report relates (prior) to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Under the heading ” I WAS TOLD IT WAS JESUS. And quote I in red font:

 “His golden-colored hair and beard gave him the appearance of a celestial aspect. He appeared to be about thirty years old. Never have I seen a sweeter or more serene countenance. What a Contrast between Him and His hearers, with their black beards and tawny completion!”

The second witness of Lentulus

Publius Lentulus
His report to the Senate of Rome concerning Jesus Christ.
 In the days of Tiberius Cesar, the Emperor, Publius Lentulus being at that time President In Judea, wrote an Epistle to the Senate of Rome, the words were these, as followeth,
 There appeared in these our days a Man of great virtue, called Jesus Christ, who is yet living amongst us, and of the People is accepted for a Prophet, but his own Disciples call him the Son of God.
 He raiseth the Dead and cureth all manner of Diseases, a Man of stature somewhat Tall and Comely, with a very reverend Countenence, such as the beholders may both Love and Fear, his Hair of the colour of a Chestnut full ripe, and plain almost down to his ears, but from the ears downward somewhat curled, and more orient of colour waving about his Shoulders.
 In the middest of his Head goeth a seam or partition of his Hair, after the manner of the N a z a r i t e s; his Forehead very plain and smooth; his Face without spot or wrinckle beautified with a comely red; his Nose and Mouth so formed as nothing can be reprehended; his Beard somewhat thick agreable in colour to the Hair of his Head not at any great length but forked in the midst; of an innocent look, his Eys gray, clear and quick.
 In reproving, he is severe, admonishing and courteous, and fair-spoken, pleasant in speech mixed with gravity.
 It cannot be remembred that any have seen him laugh, but many have seen him weep; in proportion of Body well shaped and straight, his Hands and Arms very delectable to behold in speaking, very temperate modest and wise.
 A  Man for his singular beauty surpassing the Children of Men.  
London, Printed for Francis Smith at the Elephant Castle near the Royal Exchange in Corhil.

And what does the Bible say about how the Lord Jesus Christ, Yahweh manifested in the Flesh, of Nazareth looked like Who was from the generation of David?  Matthew 1:17.

  • 1Samuel 16:12 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.
  • 1Samuel 17:4 And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.

Adam formed by God had a ruddy countenance. Ruddy of a white person’s skin having a red color. Rosy cheeks, blushing. Non-whites do not blush.

  • Genesis 6:2 That the sons of God (the evil angels) saw the daughters of men (Adamites) that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
  • Genesis 12:11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:
  • Song of Solomon 5:10 My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand.
  • Song of Solomon 4:7 Thou art all fair,  my love; there is no spot in thee.
  • Job 42:15 And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.
  • Daniel 1:15 And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king’s meat.
  • Acts 7:20 In which time Moses was born, and was exceeding fair, and nourished up in his father’s house three months:
  • Ezra 9:6 And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens.

The letter “J” was not used in the English language until the 1600s and was not part of common vernacular until the 1700s. The word “Jew” was not in use until the 18th century.

When we carefully read the Bible, the term “Jew” does not occur until 2Kings 16:6. All references to “Jews” in the Old Testament are incorrect and must read “Judahites” – people who were of the Tribe of Judah and were Israelites by race.

Later, in the New Testament, the word “Jew” is used in reference to a “Judean”, or someone who was living in the Roman province known as Judea.

The word Jew in the New Testament was a geographic- rather than a racial designation.

Encyclopedia Judaica 1971 Vol 10:23: “JEWS BEGAN IN THE 19TH CENTURY TO CALL THEMSELVES HEBREWS AND ISRAELITES IN 1860”.