Question – Do we know what Jesus looked like?


Do we know what Jesus looked like?


“He has no form or comeliness; and when we see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him” (Isaiah 53:2, second part).

“This is why the Jewish nation did not acknowledge Christ as the Prince of life; because He did not come with display and outward appearance, for He hid under the garb of humanity His glorious character” Fundamentals of Education, 381.

“The apostle would call our attention from ourselves to the Author of our salvation. He presents before us His two natures, divine and human. Here is the description of the divine: ‘Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God’ (Philippians 2:6). He was ‘the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person’ (Hebrews 1:3).

“Now, of the human: He ‘was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death’ (Philippians 2:8). He voluntarily assumed human nature. It was His own act, and by His own consent. He clothed His divinity with humanity. He was all the while as God, but He did not appear as God. He veiled the demonstrations of Deity, which had commanded the homage, and called forth the admiration, of the universe of God. He was God while upon earth, but He divested Himself of the form of God, and in its stead took the form and fashion of a man. He walked the earth as a man. … He walked the earth unrecognized, unconfessed, with but few exceptions, by His creatures.” “Ellen G. White Comments,” The Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, vol. 5, 1126.

“I am the Alpha and Omega … and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the feet, and girded about the chest with a golden band. His head and His hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire. His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace; and His voice as the sound of many waters; He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength” (Revelation 1:8, 13–18).

“Now I saw the heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him … His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called the Word of God. … And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: King of Kings and Lord of Lords” (Revelation 19:11–13, 16).