65 Unknown Facts About Jesus Christ

Facts About Jesus Christ - Jesus, also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth or Jesus Christ, was a first-century Jewish preacher and religious leader. He is the central figure of Christianity, the world's largest religion. Most Christians believe he is the Son of God, whose coming as the Messiah was prophesied in the Hebrew Bible (called the Old Testament in Christianity) and chronicled in the New Testament.

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Facts About Jesus Christ

Unknown Facts About Jesus Christ

  • The word "crucifixion" literally means "fixed to a cross."
  • It took Jesus six hours to die after he was hung on the cross.
  • “Christ” is a title that comes from a Greek word meaning “Anointed One.”
  • After Jesus' death, his brother James became a leader of the Jerusalem church.
  • While hanging on the cross, Jesus told his disciples to take care of Mary, his mother.
  • Some of Jesus' critics in the Bible accuse him of drinking too much wine (Matthew Chapter 11, verse 19).
  • The Sanhedrin arrested and tried Jesus Christ. Pontius Pilate sentenced him to be scourged and crucified.
  • Jesus worked as a carpenter from ages 12 to 30, which means for 18 years, Jesus was akin to a day laborer.
  • The Shroud of Turin is the best-known relic of Jesus and one of the most studied objects in human history.
  • Byzantine artists tended to reimagine Christ as a young version of Zeus, to show His place as a cosmic King.
  • Torture in Christ's day was meant to psychologically destroy someone before they died from any physical wounds.
  • The Roman orator Cicero noted that of all the punishments, "crucifixion is the most cruel and most terrifying."
  • Because Jesus was a Jew, he almost certainly had Jewish features, such as olive skin, brown eyes, and black hair.
  • Jesus had at least four brothers and two sisters. It is still highly debated whether Jesus married and had children.
  • After Jesus was hung on the cross, Roman soldiers divided Jesus' clothes among themselves and cast lots for his robe.
  • Before Jesus died, he said, "I am thirsty." In response, he was offered wine mixed with myrrh or gall to drink. He refused it.
  • While most scholars agree that Christ's crucifixion is an indisputable fact, they disagree about the reasons and context for it.
  • The path that Jesus took to his crucifixion is called the "Via Dolorosa," which is Latin for "Way of Grief" or "Way of Suffering."
  • Scholars believe Jesus was about 5 feet, 5 inches (1.7 meters) tall, which is about the average height for an adult male at the time.
  • Nearly all scholars agree that Jesus Christ existed. They don't agree on how well the Jesus in the Bible accurately reflects Jesus as a historical figure.
  • While experts continue to debate whether three or four nails were used in Jesus' execution, today, at least 30 nails are venerated as holy throughout Europe.
  • Most Jews believe that Jesus Christ was not the Messiah and did not fulfill Messianic prophecy. They also do not believe that Christ was resurrected or divine.
  • Some scholars note that Jesus did not want to die. In the Garden of Gethsemane, he says, "Remove this cup from me" and, "My soul is sorrowful even unto death."
  • During his life, Jesus was considered to be a radical because he talked to women, spent time with sinners, and allowed his followers to pick grain on the Sabbath.
  • According to many scholars, Jesus' father, Joseph, died by the time Jesus started his ministry. This is perhaps why Jesus is often referred to as Jesus, the son of Mary.
  • Even though Pilate argued that he did not find Jesus guilty and allowed the Jews to choose to save Jesus, they choose to save a murderer called Barabbas and to crucify Jesus.
  • Because the Romans felt like it was too gruesome to crucify someone in town, they made people carry their own cross to the outskirts of town, which, in Christ's case, was to Golgotha.
  • During the time of Christ, most Jews used only one name, which could be followed either by the phrase "son of . . . " or the person's hometown, which is why Jesus is often referred to as Jesus of Nazereth.
  • The halo that often adorns Christ's and other saints' heads in works of art was originally a feature of the sun god (Apollo or Sol Invictus). It was appropriated for images of Christ to show his heavenly power.
  • At the time of Jesus' birth, the town of Nazareth only had about 200–400 people. In the New Testament, the town is a literally joke, as seen in the Bible when someone says, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?"
  • Jesus probably did not have long hair, even during his ministry when he would have had a more "natural" look. Jewish men who had long hair were most likely to have taken a Nazarite vow, which Jesus probably did not.
  • Jesus was not an only child. He actually had siblings. It might be hard to imagine what it was like to be Jesus’ little brother or sister, but Mary and Joseph would go on to have other children after His miraculous birth.
  • Even Jesus needed "alone time." The Gospels frequently mention that Jesus needed to withdraw from the crowds. One cave where he spent some time is called the Eremos Cave, from which the word "desolate" and "hermit" derive.
  • According to the gospels of Mark and John, Jesus appeared first to Mary Magdalene after his resurrection. She was involved in his ministry from the beginning to his death, and she is mentioned more times than most of the apostles.
  • In Islam, Jesus, or Isa, is considered an important prophet and a Messiah. Islam also holds that Jesus was born of a virgin, but that he was not the Son of God. Most Muslims believe that God brought Jesus to heaven and that he wasn't actually crucified.
  • Jesus started His ministry later in life, around the age of 30 years. Some of us might expect Him to have started his ministry when He was born, but He actually went through normal experiences growing up as a baby, small child, teenager, and young adult.
  • Scholars note that there were two solar eclipses around the time of Jesus' death: one in 29 AD, and one in 33 AD. The Christian Gospels state that the skies darkened after the crucifixion, which suggests that his death coincided with one of these eclipses.
  • Jesus struggled when faced with death. We all know Jesus came to sacrifice His life for us, but we forget He was a human who struggled, just like you and me. Upon facing His death in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus was anxious and prayed that God would take this suffering from Him if possible.
  • Jesus got angry. He even turned over tables in the temple. He did not appreciate people that were taking advantage of others in His Father’s house. It might be surprising that Jesus showed His anger, but it is refreshing to know He gets angry over issues such as injustice, just like you and me.
  • Jesus had humble beginnings. Born into a carpenter's family, Jesus came from a poor, day-laborer home. This means Jesus would have known what it was like to live in poverty and have hunger and need. Although Jesus is the Son of God, He decided to come to earth as an ordinary guy, just like you and me.
  • Jesus wasn’t white. Although we have a lot of paintings in our museums that paint Jesus as a tall, white, Scandinavian guy with a beard, Jesus was actually of Jewish descent and would have been a guy with dark skin and shaggy dark hair. Therefore, his appearance looked drastically different than what we often imagine.
  • Women helped fund Jesus’ ministry. Jesus had incredible respect for women and even helped a woman who was about to be stoned to death. Not only did Jesus show us how to treat women, but women actually helped fund His ministry. In Luke 8, he talks about women who followed Jesus and His disciples and supported them through their own means.
  • At the age of 12 years, Jesus went missing while traveling with His family. Jesus and His family had traveled to Jerusalem for Passover. After the festival ended, the family packed up and left Jerusalem, except for one family member who stayed behind, Jesus. And it took His family an entire day to realize He went missing! After searching for a few days, they found Him teaching in the temple. It must have been a little scary to lose the Son of God!
  • Jesus came to Earth for more than to die on the cross for our sins. He came to experience life as a human so that He can empathize with us. He experienced heartache, rejection, deception, loss, sickness, and death, just like us. God wanted His Son, Jesus, to experience all the heartache of this world, so when we pray, it's not just to the Creator but to the God who understands our pain firsthand. We pray to the God who really hears our prayers, sees our hearts, and feels our pain.
  • Jesus had more issues with church leaders than the people in the community. During Jesus' ministry, He extended grace and love to ordinary people, even "sinners." And He had some harsh words for the religious leaders of His time. He didn't like the way they treated the people He loved. It shows us that no matter how many followers or how much power and influence we have, it is important to lead others well because He cares more about how we treat others than how well we keep a set of rules.

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