Off the Record: (2:51)
(Background song: “Come Let Us Go Up” by Israel’s Hope)
This is an excerpt taken from The Archko Volume by Drs. McIntosh and Twyman. They are first century writings that were housed in the Vatican. We have ideas of what He might have looked like but according to this writers’ description, we might find a few surprises.
Setting: Gamaliel is sent by the Sanhedrine to interview Joseph and Mary regarding Yeshua. He was looking to meet with Yeshua but he was unsuccessful so he inquired of others about him. The person who knew Yeshua, Massalian, gives His physical description which Gamaliel records.
Gamaliel describes Massalian – the person giving Yeshua’s physical description: Page 91
“Massalian is a man of very deep thought and most profound judgment. All his life he has made the Scriptures his study. He, too, is a good judge of human nature, and he is satisfied that Jesus is the Christ.”
Massalian’s description of Yeshua: Page 92
I asked him to describe his person to me, so that I might know him if I should meet him. He said: ‘If you ever meet him you will know him. While he is nothing but a man, there is something about him that distinguishes him from every other man. He is the picture of his mother, only he has not her smooth, round face.
His hair is a little more golden than hers, though it is as much from sunburn as anything else. He is tall, and his shoulders are a little drooped; his visage is thin and of a swarthy complexion, though this is from exposure.
His eyes are large and a soft blue, and rather dull and heavy. The lashes are long, and his eyebrows very large. His nose is that of a Jew. In fact, he reminds me of an old-fashioned Jew in every sense of the word. He is not a great talker, unless there is something brought up about heaven and divine things, when his tongue moves glibly and his eyes light up with a peculiar brilliancy; though there is this perculiarity about Yeshua, he never argues a question; he never disputes. He will commence and state facts, and they are on such a solid basis that nobody will have the boldness to dispute with him.’
No one can say with certainty what Yeshua looks like, but a first century manuscript written at the time of Yeshua, is something to think about.