What Did Jesus Christ Actually Look Like?

Everyone thinks they know what Jesus looked like according to art and iconography. But how accurate are these representations? In this episode, the guys are joined by actor Jonathan Roumie who plays Jesus in the series “The Chosen” as they discuss what Jesus would have looked like according to scripture, sacred art, archaeology, and miraculous visions.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What does the Bible say about Jesus’ appearance?
  • What early does Christian art teach us about how Jesus really looked?
  • What extra-biblical sources from pagans teach us about Jesus’ appearance
  • Based on the Shroud of Turin, what did Jesus look like?
  • And Much More!

17 comments on What Did Jesus Christ Actually Look Like?

  1. Lucila Ayala Castro. says:

    Muy bien e interesante me ayudó a ubicar los diferentes iconos sobre Jesús. Gracias. También lo entendí mejor en español que es mi idioma.

    1. Jim says:

      When Jonathan was talking about the movie he played in where the clothing was advised by a Jewish scholar who was educated in first century clothing, I was thinking (dare I go here) “Was he going commando?” What was the undergarment of the time? Was there package protection?

  2. Tessa says:

    Thanks for the episode, guys! loved that documentary on the Shroud you mentioned (just cannot recall the title, where did you say you’d put the links?)
    Oh, and I’m praying for you and your mission in Vilnius, the city where st. Faustina had the visions, the Chaplet dictated and where the original image of Divine Mercy is, if you wanna come visit 🙂

  3. Deb Arrup says:

    Thank you guys for letting us meet “Jesus “!!!!!!!!!! By all accounts Jonathan Roumie,,,,does look like
    our Lord. But what impressed me most is when he spoke in the Language of Christ, you had to feel
    something very strong and pulling you closer to Him!!!! I Pray for MANY good roles for Jonathan!!!!!
    Our WORLD needs JESUS CHRIST,,,,,NOW,,,,,more than EVER !!!!!!
    My PRAYERS go out to your male audience ,,,,our MEN don’t KNOW …..how GREAT your show is !!!
    If Laughter is the BEST ….MEDICINE……then……you guys are the gurus of good HEALTH!!!!!!!
    May the Peace of the Lord be with YOU and YOURS!!!!!!

  4. Lvchang says:

    It is truly fun and educational on your show. Jonathan does look like the image of Jesus. It is great to have a living representation. I wish you all the best.

  5. Alejandro Ulate says:

    This was nice. Very informative and laid back. It would be nice if during the video things you guys talked about showed up in the videos. I pray you all feel the spirit of God around you always.

  6. Jackie says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed the discussion on ‘what did Jesus look like’. Our Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic….that sent shivers through me. Very moving. I work at a church in the U k and a discussion the staff have from time to time is the day the Catholic Church accepts women priests. I am not in favour of this. Could you have a discussion on this topic. It gets very heated here with the reasons why women should be priests against why they shouldn’t. What do you think?

  7. Dan says:

    I would guess He would have looked middle eastern.

  8. Samantha says:

    Such a powerful episode. The prayer at the end made me tear up.

  9. Catherine Oliveri says:

    I just recently watched “The Chosen” a pilot series that would be a weekly show in the life of Jesus. It is awesome! Very unique from other biblical shows. The fellow that portrays Jesus resembles the fellow on your show. Is he one and the same?

  10. Andrea says:

    Hello guys,
    I just watched your podcast on the many faces of Jesus. Jonathan Roumie who portrays Jesus in more than one production could very well be a close representation of what Christ looked like. Thank you for another excellent show of interest to Catholic viewers and it was done well.

    Jonathan’s personal experience on how he received almost divine approbation for appearing as Jesus in the story of St. Faustina or Divine Mercy was beautiful. I am so glad he shared it. It reminds me of my own coincidences of faith, and there is a quote by Albert Einstein that says it all: “Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.” He intervenes, he gives us a push down our own path of salvation and grace, he shows us an icon, gives us a needed pat on the back or feelings of peace emanating from deep within, and we know God is communicating with us. We all need to be able to learn to listen to him as he communicates in many ways.

    The miracle of God is the fact that he can be there for billions of people as we all have our own special and personal relationship with him. Listening to the two Ryans and Fr. Rich is further proof of this and their own experiences regarding a calling from Jesus.

    The recitation of the Our Father in Aramaic was beautiful to listen to and I am so glad Jonathan shared that with your audience.

    I am getting hooked on your podcasts and am not far from complete fandom. I discovered your shows through a link at EWTN to Church Pop. I have several to catch up on as I just started watching less than a week ago.

    I wrote a book that will be published in October, 2019 called Thoughts on God. It’s actually the first book of a trilogy and the second book has also passed the review committee but I am waiting to see the response I get with the first. The second book is entitled Listening to God and the third one that I am sitting on or hatching is entitled Believing in God.

    Your podcasts are filling a need. Yes we can make an intellectual as well as a spiritual journey to God.

  11. Ryota Miyata says:

    Jesus has always been a white man with long hair, there is a reason why the entire world knows him like this, and everyone who has seen him in visions has seen him like this, even those who did not know him before. If God wanted Him to be known different then the world would be very different now. The Shroud of Turin stands as an incredible testimony of the appearance of Jesus Christ, although now His glory and beauty has become eternal.

    The people of the Middle East have always been from white to slightly dark and those who migrated elsewhere from the Tower of Babel changed characteristics, you can see it today, and you can see it in the past as well. When the Queen of Sheba went from Ethiopia to Israel for Solomon, the Israelites considered her exotic for her dark skin color, they were always light skinned in the Middle East. Moreover back then, short hair was considered shoulder length at least, almost everyone had shoulder length hair so it is only normal for Jesus to have slightly longer hair.

    Those who say that Jesus was black or had short hair have nothing to do with Christianity or anything else regarding seeking the truth in general, they are either part of the weird black movements, anti-theists or rejected liberals LGBTs and these types of nonsense. Moreover if you hold a darwinian worldview because of your false religion of naturalism (atheism) then you will get the entire history of mankind completely wrong because of your fake reconstruction due t oyour naturalistic presupossitions out of the fear of objective morality, but in the end noone can escape the divine judgement.

    1. princeston simmons says:

      jesus is not white nor black you are commiting 2 commandments thou shalt not worship a GRAVEN IMAGE OR MAKE ANY IDOLS how can you say that no infensive

  12. Alisia says:

    The little Jesus bobble head looks just like your guest and keeps affirming with head nods. Well done.

  13. Susan says:

    In the podcast you state that you will post links and side by side pictures. Where are they? I can’t find them here or Facebook.

    1. Pat Dolen says:

      I am a recent listener, patreon supporter and “promoter” of your show. I, too, have the same question about where the links are posted. It seems I hear Ryan say, “we’ll post them on our website”. Can you guide me toward that location?

      Thank you for your mission. My faith has been ignited with the Holy Spirit since finding you guys and the episode on our Lady of Guadalupe was captivating.

  14. michael hudson says:

    hi my brothers do you have a p.o.box address ?THANKYOU GOD BLESS.

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