Desription of Jesus Christ by Publius Lentulus,  Governer of Judea, addressed to Tiberius Caesar, Emperor of Rome. Found in an excavated city in Aramaic on stone.

“ There lives, at this time, in Judea, a nan of singular virture whose name is Jesus Christ, whom the barbarians es teem as a prophet, but his followers love and adore him as the offspring of the immortal God.  He calls back the dead from the graves, and of a eals all sorts of desease with a word or a touch.

   He ia a tall man,  and well shaped, of an amiable and reverend aspect; his hair reaching of a color that can matched, the color of chestnut full ripe, falling in waves about his shoulders. His forehead high, large and  imposing; his cheeks without spot or wrinkle, beautiful with a lovely red; his nose and mouth formed with exquisite symmetry; his beard thick and of a color suitable to

his hair reaching below his chin. His eyes bright blue, clear and  serene, look innocent, dignified, manly, and mature. In proportion of body, most perfect and captivating, his hands and arms most delectable to behold.

   He rebukes with majesty, councils with mildness, his whole address, whether in word or deed, being elequent and grave. No man has seen him laugh, yet his manner is exceedingly pleasant; but he has wept in the presence of men. He is temporate , modest and wise; a man, for his extraordinary beauty and divine perfections, surpassing the children of men in every sense.”


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