Was Jesus really this good looking?

Pop question: Where did movie producers and artists get the impression that Jesus was a handsome man? Most of the movies and pictures I have seen always portray a very good looking man as Jesus. This description of him below says he had no beauty that we should desire him…hmmm just curious.

Isaiah 53:2 KJV - For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.


  1. BTW...this is the translation from the Message bible version: The servant grew up before God—a scrawny seedling,
    a scrubby plant in a parched field.
    There was nothing attractive about him,
    nothing to cause us to take a second look.
    He was looked down on and passed over,
    a man who suffered, who knew pain firsthand.
    One look at him and people turned away.
    We looked down on him, thought he was scum.

  2. I don't think the beauty there is physical. It's translated about Jesus that there was nothing extraordinary about him. No extra muscle no money nothing that would make u want to hang with. But one closer look you see meekness and deep compassion. One word of wisdom u are hooked for life.

  3. Perhaps he did that because he knew this materialism generation would comeWhere we judge by he or she looks. What she has or wears.Very fickle generation with no depth or substance.So that verse actually qualified his humility his commonness his ordinariness

  4. He who owned the whole world become the son of a carpenter. The great great grandson of an adulteressSo salvation with not be qualified by who you are or know or what you have.So salvation with not be qualified by who you are or know or what you have.

  5. +Olushola oke-osinubi if salvation was offered on merit or wealth alot of us wouldnt be able to afford. Thank God its free!

  6. I'd like to look at it this way, beauty in those days was like times 10 of what we have now, overtime, beauty has diminished, so i believe he must have looked even better than the man in the picture and that makes me agree with Shola when she said the beauty is not physical, the bible was probably talking about the worldly things that would have attracted people to him.


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