A tall "Son of God"?



There is precious little reference to Jesus of Nazareth’s physical description in the scriptures. After all, that's not the point anyways. Just as a disclaimer, I don’t necessarily endorse the references cited as having historical authenticity. Either way, these are very interesting.   

Isaiah 53:2 He had no form or splendor that we should look at Him, no appearance that we should desire Him.

Esdras 2
I, Ezra, saw on Mount Zion a great crowd, which I couldn’t number. They were all praising the Lord together with songs. In their midst was a tall young man, standing above all the rest. He placed crowns on each of their heads, and they were further honored.
I began to wonder, and I asked an angel, “Who are these people?”
The angel answered me, “These are the ones who took off the mortal garment and put on the immortal and confessed the name of God. Now they are being crowned, and they are receiving palms.”
I said to the angel, “Who is that young man who gives them crowns and palms?”
The angel answered, “That is God’s Son, whom they confessed in the mortal world.”
I began to praise and celebrate the Lord. The angel said to me, “Go announce to his people how many wonders the Lord God has shown you.”

The Archko Volume, translated by Drs. McIntosh and Twyman of the Antiquarian Lodge, Genoa, Italy, from manuscripts in Constantinople and the records of the Senatorial Docket taken from the Vatican of Rome (1896) 92-93:
"I asked him to describe this person to me, so that I might know him if I should meet him. He said: 'If you ever meet him [Yeshua] 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....' This Jew [Nazarite] is convinced that he is the Messiah of the world. ...this was the same person that was born of the virgin in Bethlehem some twenty-six years before...”

From a manuscript in the possession of Lord Kelly, and in his library, and was copied from an original letter of Publius Lentullus at Rome.

“There appeared in these our days a man, of the Jewish Nation, of great virtue, named Yeshua [Jesus], who is yet living among us, and of the Gentiles is accepted for a Prophet of truth, but His own disciples call Him the Son of God- He raiseth the dead and cureth all manner of diseases. A man of stature somewhat tall, and comely, with very reverent countenance…”

Third Book of Hermas, Called Similitudes, Part 2, Similitude 9

117"With those is the Lord encompassed as with a wall; but the gate is the Son of God, who is the only way of coming to God. For no man will go to God, but by his Son.

118. You saw also, he said, the six men, and in the middle of them that venerable great man who walked about the tower and rejected the stones out of the tower?

119. Sir, I said, I saw them. He answered, That tall man was the Son of God, and those six were his angels of most eminent dignity, who stand about him on the right hand and on the left."

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