The problem with asking these questions about Jesus is that in most cases we don’t and can’t know the answers. We can draw some inferences, make some best guesses, and look at both Biblical and secular writings—and that’s exactly what we’re going to do. Skip these questions and that’s fine—discussing them is not going to change Jesus’ message to you by one iota, it probably won’t change your faith, and it won’t affect the fact that God loves you so much that he sent Jesus to earth to die for your sins so you can have eternal life.
[PDF files which you can print are available of Introduction and Questions and the 30 Faces of Jesus. Also available is a 5-page Leader's Guide with answers and discussion. Click to download the one(s) you want.]
1. Did Jesus have a beard?
A. Yes B. Beard and mustache C. No, he was clean shaven
2. Did Jesus have:
A. Long hair B. Short hair C. Receding hairline
3. Was Jesus:
A. Short B. Average height C. Tall
4. Was Jesus:
A. Handsome B. Average C. Ugly
5. Could Jesus read or write?
A. Yes B. Very little C. No
6. Was Jesus:
A. Slender B. Average build C. Chubby
7. What was Jesus’ occupation?
A. Carpenter B. Scholar C. Rabbi D. Architect
8. Was Jesus:
A. Poor B. Moderate income C. Rich
9. Where did the English name Jesus come from?
10. When was Jesus born?
A. December 25 B. January 6 C. In the spring D. In the fall