How Tall was the Lord Jesus?
What did the Lord Jesus Christ look like? Was He over six feet tall in height?
How tall was Jesus really?
The Bible doesn't say in the New Testament or the Old Testament how tall The Lord Jesus was.
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- Quick Thoughts on the Lord Jesus' Height
Educated Guesses On The Lord Jesus' Height From Across The Web
The new consensus is that He's about 5'1" to 5'5" tall
The Lord Jesus was probably not physically tall in height.
Some believe He was probably around 5 feet 1 inch tall.
Some scholars believe he was about 5'7"(1.70m) tall.
Many scholars however believe He was around 5 foot 5 inches tall in height.
And so, while it may be a bit difficult to pinpoint His exact height, we can make some historical and biblical surmisings on the topic of the height or stature of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Quick Thoughts on the Lord Jesus' Height
How Tall Was Jesus?
- It is not known from the biblical record how tall the Lord Jesus was but if we look at the average height of men in that time in that part of the world, The Lord Jesus' may have been around 5'1"-5'7" tall.
- You might say that He could have been taller, but if we go based on Scripture, he didn't have form or comeliness or nothing that would cause people to be attracted to Him or single Him out.This is found in Isaiah 53:2. We can therefore assume that the Lord Jesus was probably not physically tall.
- So taking this biblical reference and the historical evidence we can assume that the Lord was around the average height.
Quick Thoughts on The Lord Jesus' Weight and The Weight of His cross.
How heavy was the Lord Jesus?
- Some historians believe He was maybe 142 pounds.
- Other historians have estimated his weight between 100-130 pounds.
- So the Lord Jesus was probably around 5'1- 5'5" and between 100-130 pounds or between 45kg to 64kg.
Side note: How heavy was the cross of The Lord Jesus?
- The exact weight of Jesus' cross is a matter of historical and theological debate.
- In 1870, Charles Rohault de Fleury determined that The Lord Jesus cross weighed 165 pounds.
- However other historians have the weight of the cross around 300 pounds (136 Kilograms).