A "trivia" question I gave my son, yesterday, is - name three males described in Tanac"h as "beautiful" / good-looking:

The 3 I thought of are:

(There may be other males, but I can't think of them, so feel free to edit, if needed.)

What is special about these 3 people that Tana"ch felt the specific need to describe how beautiful they were? Is there something, in particular, perhaps some hidden or important message as to why we need to know this information? What made these 3 people esp. "beautiful" more than other male personalities throughout Tana"ch that are not described this way?

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    Why do you ask specifically about males? – Daniel Jan 17 '17 at 21:00
  • @Daniel mainly b/c of frequency. We tend to see women's features described more often in Tanac"h. Otherwise, no particular reason. Also, the above 3, in particular, were all "kings". (Yosef was considered like a king.) I wonder if that has anything to do with the need for that description. – DanF Jan 17 '17 at 22:58
  • - Avshalom (Shmuel II 14:25) - Adoniyahu (Melachim I 1:6) – Menachem Jan 18 '17 at 16:54
  • @Menachem Thanks. I forgot about these two. I won't yet edit the question, as I'm debating how I can improve it, or if I should delete it, altogether. – DanF Jan 18 '17 at 19:31
  • Joseph was pursued by Potiphar's wife for rather obvious reasons, and Saul was chosen king based on his personal charisma and physical attributes. – Lucian Apr 23 '19 at 2:12

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