This past Sunday I spoke on the humanity of Jesus. There was quite a bit of shock in the room when I announced that the average specs on a 1st century Jewish male would have been 5' 1" and 110 lbs. Since Jesus was a normal, real-life human being living in the 1st century, we can assume that he was somewhere around this height and weight. It is quite weird thinking that Jesus was, well, from a Western perspective, small. But he was fully man and would have looked like all the other Jewish men living in the 1st century. He might have been a bit taller than 5' 1" but we can safely assume he didn't tower over everyone like a giant. He was an average, normal looking human. Side point: no more making fun of short people!
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