Researcher claims to have found the first and only portrait of Jesus

Biblical researcher and historian Ralph Ellis claims to have found the only real representation of Jesus’ image—a finding that could rewrite the history of the most important figure in Christianity.

The image of ‘Jesus’ is engraved on a tiny bronze coin dating from the first century, and was initially believed to be the face of King Manu, who ruled the Mesopotamian kingdom of Edessa in southeastern Turkey. Nevertheless, according to author and researcher Ralph Ellis, Manu and Jesus Christ are in fact the SAME person which means that the image of the monarch depicts Jesus as well.

The researcher, who claims that the discovery may be the most important in modern history, has spent years studying the Bible and relating people and events from the holy book of Christianity to historical facts.

One of the fruits of his investigations are the “striking similarities” between Jesus Christ and the Mesopotamian king indicates Ellis.

“Though this might not be an issue for those who are satisfied on the basis of faith alone, which I understand and respect, as a historian this is deeply troubling. I have made it my life’s work to reconnect events and people from the Bible with known history.”

“And Jesus – probably the most important figure in western history – deserves to be brought out from the biblical shadows and into the historical sunlight. The coin is the icing on the cake, and at last helps build up a strong case for the true identity and genealogy of the biblical Jesus.”


The tiny bronze coin is dating from the 1st-century AD

Most modern scholars agree that Jesus of Nazareth actually existed and was crucified by Pontius Pilate, who feared that the “king of the Jews” would promote a violent uprising.

Interestingly—as pointed out by Ellis— ancient accounts show that both King Manu and Jesus were Nazarene Jews who lived in Jerusalem in the first century.

Curiously, both were seen as a threat by the Romans because they supported the revolt of the Jewish people during the first Judeo-Roman War (years 66-73).

While experts ae still unsure as to how King Manu died, Ellis believes that just as Jesus, Manu was crucified by the rRomans

Furthermore, Ellis also points out that “the traditional tiara of the Edessan monarchs was, as can be seen on the coins, a plaited crown of thorns”.

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Although Jesus Christ is often depicted as a bearded man with long hair, wearing a tunic, there is really no description of him in the Bible. If it turns out that Ellis is right, the coin would be the only real representation of Christ found to this day.

Ellis explains: “The fact that Jesus was the only convict said to have been forced to wear a crown of thorns as he was led to his execution, points to there being a link with this king. Jesus was also made to wear a purple cloak, which was a symbol of power and could only be worn by Roman emperors. To disobey was punishable by death. It is my theory that Jesus was forced to wear this crown in the biblical story because he, or more correctly King Izas Manu, had attempted to overthrow the Romans. Both the crown and cloak were overtly political statements, warning against further uprisings against Rome.”

“The connection between Jesus Emmanuel and King Izas Manu is a controversial one, to say the least, but the similarities are simply too great to be mere coincidence. Jesus is always portrayed as a pauper prince of peace, who was confusingly involved in an unknown revolution in the AD30s. My research shifts him in the historical timeline from the AD30s to the AD60s and makes him a key figure in the Great Jewish-Roman War. It is my theory that he was, in fact, a warrior king who challenged the might of the Roman Empire in AD68 and paid the price. Anything that contradicts the orthodox story of Jesus, which has become central to the church for over 1,500 years, is likely to attract a lot of criticism. But when viewed from a historical perspective the case is very strong for Jesus Emmanuel and Izas Manu being one and the same,” concluded Ellis.

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    1. Whoa!! Sounds irksome. I had one trying the nicey nicey and trying to convert me? ME!!!

      1. On here I think. I lose track but he was called John. Had a website and everything

  1. I disagree , most scholars agree that the said Jesus never existed. and that the crucifixion never took place. I believe the imprint is of a king , only authoritarians had their faces on coins, as well as relating to which kingdom it came from . back to the drawing board boys .

  2. I would just like to know how the author or anyone else, knows what Jesus actually looks like.

    1. The author does not ‘know what Jesus looked like’. The book discovers the family of Jesus by following the very similar lives of two monarchies (the kings of Edessa and King Jesus). Having found they are the same, then the coinage must depict Jesus – wearing his ‘crown of thirns’.

  3. Thank you so much. I am aware that Jesus is a descendant of many kings, at least that’s the theory my bible study teacher showed me. I was taking bible study to try to figure out how all these different theories and religions fit together, if they correlate. I came to a conclusion that felt right to me so am no longer taking bible study. My conclusion? That they’re all just different interpretations of the same thing.

  4. 13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?

    14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

    15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?

    16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

    17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

  5. The orthodox story may well be wrong but this version also has problems. There were more than 10 distinct Jewish sects in action in Judea during the time frame referenced and they did not agree on many religious and political points. If there was an armed uprising during Jesus’ life, that does not mean that he participated in it. No, he was not a “warrior” king because his biblical role was similar to that of Moses. Like Moses, Jesus was relying on the manifest power of God to enforce his will and protect the Jewish people from the mighty Roman Empire, just as Moses had wielded God’s power to defeat the Egyptians. Jesus’ murder and resurrection was already well understood as a required prophecy by his own religious sect.

  6. Well it all sounds plausible….what with Jesus sounding phonetically like Izas….and Emmanuel being a stretched-out Manu.
    Also, which sect did Jesus belong to at the time…the People’s Front of Judea or the Judean People’s Front….both are completely different and once that argument is settled, we can move along.
    On a serious note, if the Bible contains the life and times of Jesus (both New and Old Testaments), then why haven’t we heard more about this supposed King of Mesopotamian Edessa and why is this all just coming to light now?
    I find it unconvincing that one coin is a replica of the Christ, though the authors’ arguments are very persuasive.

  7. Or maybe, just maybe, King Manu was so inspired by the story of this Jesus, his torture, and death, that another 30 years later he formed a cult around it where Manu wore a crown of thorns as a symbol of power and tried to become the militant Messiah all expected. We know Christians existed in AD 60 thanks to Luke’s writings of Saul persecuting them, and Paul’s letters are from around AD 55-60.

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