The true height of Jesus is unknown. There is no physical description of him in the Bible, and conflicting accounts of his general appearance are found in different locations in the Bible.Continue Reading
The only physical description of Jesus that has ever been found is in a copy of a letter from a Roman consul named Lentulus to the Roman Emperor Tiberius, written in the 12th year of Tiberius' reign. In it, Jesus is described as having fair, wavy hair; black eyebrows; blue eyes; a long nose and a short, blond beard. Lentulus described Jesus as having tanned skin and no trace of anger in his expression. The authenticity of the letter has been questioned since its discovery.
Another source for a description of Jesus is the Shroud of Turin. Also disputed, the shroud has the likeness of a man imprinted on it, which is commonly believed to be Jesus. Based on an analysis of the image, the man shown was in the range of 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet 1 inch. Most scholars agree on a height of 6 feet. The history of the shroud can be accurately traced back to the city of Edessa in 544 A.D. The locations of the shroud prior to this are more difficult to trace, which puts the authenticity in question.Learn more about The Bible
Jesus was on the cross for approximately 6 hours. According to the book of Mark, the crucifixion began at 9 a.m. on what was likely April 3, 33 A.D.Full Answer >
In the Gospels of Matthew, Luke and John, the apostle Simon Peter denied Jesus three times on the night Jesus was arrested because he was afraid he, too, would be arrested and killed. Jesus had predicted that Peter would deny him three times before the cock crowed for dawn.Full Answer >
Jesus' exact race is unknown. There are many theories about this, but no proof exists to back up any one in particular. The most common theory is that he was Middle Eastern, as he was born in a traditionally Arab area.Full Answer >
The seven last words, or sayings, of Jesus are found in Luke 23:34, Luke 23:43, John 19:26-27, Matthew 27:46 and John 19:28, followed by John 19:30 and Luke 23:46. The very last words spoken by Jesus before he died were, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit."Full Answer >