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.Know More
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 of Nazareth was crucified by Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who served under Emperor Tiberius. Jesus was killed because he claimed to be the King of the Jews. However, Pilate didn't wish to take responsibility for the crucifixion and sent Jesus to his death reluctantly.Full Answer >
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 >
Jesus's family tree shows his descent through the lines of Israel's kings and is meant to establish his earthly claim to the throne of Israel. His genealogy is recounted in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.Full Answer >
Jesus Christ is the figure around whom all Christian religions are based. The New Testament of the Bible was written about his life and teachings. General beliefs associated with Jesus are that he was conceived by God upon a virgin, performed miracles, died to atone for humanity's sins and was resurrected to ascend to heaven.Full Answer >