Published: July, 2015.
Would Jesus appearance be considered very beautiful by todays standards?
There have been many pictures created of Jesus. And nobody exactly knows how Jesus looked.
Jesus from a part of the painting titled "Appearance of Jesus Christ to Maria Magdalena" by artist Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov. Painted 1835.
Jesus from a painting by artist Pietro Perugino, painted around 1482.
Jesus from a painting by artist Heinrich Hofmann, painted 1889.
These painting gives an impression that Jesus was very physically beautiful. But this is probably a false image of Jesus.
He probably would look like an middle eastern man does today. Average height and average build. So an average look maybe.
Jesus deeds were good and beautiful, spiritually he was beautiful, but his appearance was probably not.
And looks and beauty are things that are talked alot about in todays society. The whole obsession is often very shallow rooted, but has a lot of focus today with Instagram and Facebook where you have to be beautiful on photos.
There are also some clues in the Bible that Jesus was not beautiful physically. “He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him” (Isaiah 53:2). This was about Jesus when he was crucified.