Physical Description of Jesus the Christ & Physical Descriptions ofJesus The Christ Eye-Witnesses

Physical Description of Jesus the Christ & Physical Descriptions of
Jesus The Christ Eye-Witnesses

Published from WordPress by Donna Brown Bowles. August 11, 2022

This is a reprinting of a letter from Pontius Pilate to Tiberius Caesar describing the physical appearance
of Jesus.
Copies are in the Congressional Library in Washington, D.C.

A Gentile
A young man appeared in Galilee preaching with humble unction, a new law in the Name of the God that had sent
Him. At first I was apprehensive that His design was to stir up the people against the Romans, but my fears were
soon dispelled. Jesus of Nazareth spoke rather as a friend of the Romans than of the Jews. One day I observed in
the midst of a group of people a young man who was leaning against a tree, calmly addressing the multitude. I
was told it was Jesus. This I could easily have suspected so great was the difference between Him and those who
were listening to Him. His golden colored hair and beard gave to his appearance a celestial aspect. He appeared to
be about 30 years of age. Never have I seen a sweeter or more serene countenance. What a contrast between Him
and His bearers with their black beards and tawny complexions! Unwilling to interrupt Him by my presence, I
continued my walk but signified to my secretary to join the group and listen. Later, my secretary reported that
never had he seen in the works of all the philosophers anything that compared to the teachings of Jesus. He told
me that Jesus was neither seditious nor rebellious, so we extended to Him our protection. He was at liberty to act,
to speak, to assemble and to address the people. This unlimited freedom provoked the Jews — not the poor but the
rich and powerful. Later, I wrote to Jesus requesting an interview with Him at the Praetorium. He came. When
the Nazarene made His appearance I was having my morning walk and as I faced Him my feet seemed fastened
with an iron hand to the marble pavement and I trembled in every limb as a guilty culprit, though he was calm.
For some time I stood admiring this extraordinary Man. There was nothing in Him that was repelling, nor in His
character, yet I felt awed in His presence. I told Him that there was a magnetic simplicity about Him and His
personality that elevated Him far above the philosophers and teachers of His day. Now, Noble Sovereign, these are
the facts concerning Jesus of Nazareth and I have taken the time to write you in detail concerning these matters. I
say that such a man who could convert water into wine, change death into life, disease into health; calm the
stormy seas, is not guilty of any criminal offense and as others have said, we must agree — truly this is the Son of
Your most obedient servant, Pontius Pilate.

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