How Jesus Looked Like
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How Jesus Looked Like
I present here two portraits of Jesus. The first is an excerpt taken from the book "Sacred Places of the Lion" written by trance-medium and ET-contactee George Hunt Williamson. Brother Philip (George Hunt Williamson) also wrote "The Secret of the Andes" while living in the Monastery of the Seven Rays at Lake Titicaca. He copyrighted the "Sacred Places of the Lion" material in 1958. The second is a letter written when Jesus was alive; this letter, describing the physical appearance of Jesus, was sent to the Roman Caesar. The authenticity of this letter is still under research.
From the book "SACRED PLACES OF THE LION" by George Hunt Williamson, pages 150 and 151:
"The Jesus that Mark [the Evangelist] knew was not the dark, effeminate creature that is pictured by modern artists. Jesus was a powerfully built man who commanded respect not only because of His fantastic mental and spiritual qualities, but because of His athletic prowess as well!
"Would the most perfect man of all time be enclosed in an emaciated body that is today portrayed as hanging on the Cross? No, a thousand times no! Jesus was Perfect —spiritually, mentally, and PHYSICALLY! His body was firm and strong, displaying no unmanly softness or delicacy. He looked as if He were molded from the finest marble; there was not a blemish or mark upon Him! He was light and fair, and lithe as the finest athlete.
"He was six feet tall and weighed approximately one hundred and eighty pounds. His hair was golden red, and was worn short in the Roman style. He has only a suggestion of a golden beard, but allowed it to grow longer during the last year before the Last Supper. His face was not soft and feminine; it was finely chiseled and possessed strong, masculine lines; the jaw was well set and square; the forehead high, with a slight bulging which was perceptible more at one time than another.
"Jesus, in appearance, looked like a mixture of two types. He was almost typically Roman and almost typically Greek, yet conformed to neither perfectly. He was calm, handsome of face, and forceful as any perfect man must be!"
Letter from First Consul Publius Lentulus (or Lentullus or Lentuleis?), Governor(?) of Judea to Caesar Tiberius (reg. 14 – 37 AD). This epistle is partly an answer to a direct question from the Caesar. It is also said to have been written by Lentulus to the Roman Senate.
| There lives at this time in Judea a man of singular virtue whose name is Jesus Christ, whom the barbarians esteem as a prophet, but his followers love and adore him as the offspring of the immortal God.
He calls back the dead from the graves and heals all sorts of diseases with a word or touch. He is a tall man, well-shaped, and of an amiable and reverend aspect; his hair of a color that can hardly be matched, falling into graceful curls, waving about and very agreeable crouching upon his shoulders, parted on the crown of the head, running as a stream to the front after fashion of the Nazarites. His forehead high, large and imposing; his cheeks without spot or wrinkle, beautiful with a lovely red; his nose and mouth formed with exquisite symmetry; his beard, and of a color suitable to his hair, reaching below his chin and parted in the middle like a fork; his eyes bright blue, clear and serene. Look innocent, dignified, manly and mature. In proportion of body most perfect, and captivating; his arms and hands delectable to behold.
He rebukes with majesty, councils with mildness, His whole address whether in word or deed, being eloquent and grave. No man has seen him laugh, yet his manners are exceedingly pleasant, but he has wept frequently in the presence of men. He is temperate, modest and wise. A man for his extraordinary beauty and perfection, surpassing the children of men in every sense.
There is other similar version of the same letter taken from a manuscript now in the possession of Lord Kelly, and in his library, claimed to be copied from the original letter of Publius Lentulus. It differs slightly in the words probably due partially to translation but is inconsistent in details compared to the previous version; for instance, His eyes are described as blue in above version and as gray in below version. Also some descriptive details are in different location within the text (taken from:http://www.thenazareneway.com/likeness_of_our_saviour.htm):
| There appeared in these our days a man, of the Jewish Nation, of great virtue, named Jesus Christ, who is yet living among us, and of the Gentiles is accepted for a Prophet of truth, 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 very reverent countenance, such as the beholders may both love and fear, his hair of (the colour of) the chestnut, full ripe, plain to His ears, whence downwards it is more orient and curling and wavering about His shoulders. In the midst of His head is a seam or partition in His hair, after the manner of the Nazarites. His forehead plain and very delicate; His face without spot or wrinkle, beautified with a lovely red; His nose and mouth so formed as nothing can be reprehended; His beard thickish, in colour like His hair, not very long, but forked; His look innocent and mature; His eyes grey, clear, and quick.
In reproving hypocrisy He is terrible; in admonishing, courteous and fair spoken; pleasant in conversation, mixed with gravity. It cannot be remembered that any have seen Him Laugh, but many have seen Him Weep. In proportion of body, most excellent; His hands and arms delicate to behold. In speaking, very temperate, modest, and wise. A man, for His singular beauty, surpassing the children of man.