Bible Discussion Thread

  • Joyce McCormick
    What did Jesus look like?
  • S Spencer - in Reply
    Hi Joyce.

    The only scripture I ran across that gives a description of the glorified Jesus Christ in Revelation 1:12-17. And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;

    And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

    His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

    And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

    And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.

    And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

    Now if you would have seen him you would probably run. Just kidding.

    I don't believe it was meant for us to put a great emphasis on the way he looked, Just what he came to do!!

    But we do know he was a Jew.

    God bless.
  • T. Levis - in Reply
    I had a dream about seeing HIM; I believe it was Jesus, it wasn't like most movies portray. HE was very clean & neat, hair only little long like a "bob hair cut" HIS hair was brushed not curly but straight, average size & height, (perfect weight) I was startled to see the nail prints, they were not where I expected (because of movies ) Soon after there was a divine protection in that dwelling.
  • Adam - in Reply
    Since height and weight isn't mentioned I assume he was average. He fasted and walked a lot and worked with his hands as a carpenter so he was probably trim. Middle eastern diet was probably fairly healthy as it is today.

    Middle easterners are usually dark hair, dark eyes, medium skin tone and Jesus was probably average in that area too since it wasn't mentioned.

    Some go overboard on skin color as if they want to score points for their own skin color 'team', despite us believers already being on the same team. The world loves dividing, not uniting. So, I'm against the whole premise of trying to twist scripture to make Jesus arrive at ones preferred color.

    But logically, if you go to the middle east today people have medium skin tone. Those who are out in the sun a lot are darker. Since they walked a lot back then they were in the sun for many many hours and were probably quite tan from the sun if they didn't cover up.
  • QuilaD - in Reply
    I've never come upon a scripture describing Jesus' looks however, I've dreamt of Him visiting me a few years ago...

    He entered a room, that I had just found. It looked like an office or small library with many old books and antique furniture.

    As He entered, All I saw was a man in a white cloak, dark brown, thick, wavy hair- almost shoulder length. I just saw Him from behind as He was closing the door, behind him. As He turned to start speaking to me, a bright light, came from His ears, eyes, mouth and nose. I fell flat on my face, because the light was so strong. (Just as Moses did on Mount Sinai, when God had appeared to him.) And I immediately recognized Him... I can't say what the colour of His skin was, or His eyes, because I was blinded by His Purity.
  • Kay - in Reply
    In the world, there is a saying, "A picture paints a thousand words." Not so in Biblical, Gospel Christianity. For a true believer, the Word paints the true picture of Christ in our hearts by faith. The more we study the Word, the more the Spirit reveals Who Christ is, it reveals His glorious and holy character, and it reveals His manifold perfections to us. We may not get a picture of what Christ looks like physically, but we will get the true 'look' of Him as to Who is is - which is a very, very precious thing. We walk by faith, not by sight.

    We are not to make statues, graven images, stained glass, paintings, drawings or any such thing in our attempt to 'create' what we think God looks like in our vain curiosity; it is sin, idolatry, and condemned in both the Old and New Testament.

    Matthew Henry said it best when he said, "The greatest honor that God put on man was to make man in His own image. The greatest dishonor that man put upon God was to make Him in his own image.' Selah.
  • Suze - in Reply
    Was that your first post on this site ? I don't recognise your name but I shall certainly remember your post . Lovely , thank you .
  • Kay - in Reply
    That was my second reply, I think. I just found this site! I will check back more for sure! Be blessed!
  • Suze - in Reply
    Looking forward to hearing more from you , love in Christ .
  • Kay - in Reply
    I have nothing to offer but what the Lord graciously gives me, Suze, All glory to Him!! Praise Jesus!

    If I can, by His grace, be a blessing to His lambs, it just makes my day! To hear you were encouraged by what the Lord put in my heart to share with you and the rest of the forum is a huge blessing. But again - the glory goes to Jesus! He places the Bread in my 'hands' - I'm just the one who happens to pass it along! :)

    I remember I heard a visiting preacher once say, when the church clapped as they welcomed him into the pulpit: "How foolish it would have been for the donkey who was carrying Jesus to think all the Hosanna's were for her!" :) We are, after all, only the 'donkeys' who carry the presence of Jesus to others! He is worthy of all praise, at all times!

    I'm sorry I'm late in responding. My computer time is often limited due to other duties. But I will check back as I can! It's so good to hear from you!

    The Lord bless thee and make HIS face to SHiNE upon you, Suze!
  • Darnell - in Reply
    rev 1:14 his feet like unto fine brass (very dark) as if they burned in a furnace( past tense) which Yahawashi aka jesus would have been a very dark or even so called black in the renaissance mid 1400's the pope commissioned to have is image repainted during white washing and iconoclasm so if he was already so called white why would they repaint it, after all nobodies really black or white, we are from very dark to pale and red !!!!
  • Mishael - in Reply
    Jesus Likely Had Black Hair and a Beard.

    Jesus told his followers, "And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black" ( Matthew 5:36).

    Jesus probably had a beard and short curly hair with long sideburns or "payot." Jesus followed the law in Leviticus 19:27 which said, "You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard." Even today, Orthodox Jewish men grow long hair on the sides of their heads.

    Shorter hair was considered the norm for Jewish men and for Romans. Paul explains to early Christians in Corinth, "Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, 1 Corinthians 11:14-15; Numbers 6:1-8

    For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed." ( Isaiah 53: 2-3, 5)

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