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 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 >
It is believed that the weight of the cross that Jesus carried to his crucifixion was over 300 pounds. The horizontal bar known as the patibulum had a weight of between 75 and 125 pounds. Some believe that this is the only part of the cross that was carried.Full Answer >
Joseph of Nazareth was the husband of Mary and the earthly father to Jesus. According to the Christian Bible, Joseph was born around the year 100 B.C. and died in 1 A.D. All of the information that is known about Joseph comes from the New Testament.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 >