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The Jesus I Never Knew Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1, Who He Was: Chapter 5, Profile: What Would I Have Noticed? Summary

Philip Yancey
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Part 1, Who He Was: Chapter 5, Profile: What Would I Have Noticed? Summary and Analysis

In an attempt to portray who Jesus actually is, Yancey pretends he is a journalist in the time of Jesus. He seeks to bring the personality and person of Jesus to his readers. In this role, Yancey wonders what exactly would strike him most strongly about Jesus. He starts his description by pondering what Jesus looked like. A perfect, handsome man? Most likely not, Yancey says, quoting scripture from Isaiah that describes Jesus as being "disfigured beyond that of any man." Beyond this quote, the Bible gives no clues as to what Jesus looked like. It is for this reason, Yancey says, that man cannot say he is attracted to Jesus because of his appearance, since we do not know what He looks like.

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