The Bible’s story of Jesus’s crucifixion note that his body was wrapped in a linen cloth afterwards…many believe the Shroud of Turin to actually contain an image of what the son of God looked like when looked at via negative.
An ancient artifact may give us a scientific glimpse into what really happened to Jesus on the day of his crucifixion.
It is the single most carefully studied artifact in all of human history, meticulously examined by the widest variety of experts in their field.
The highly controversial Shroud of Turin just might be the burial linens, referred to in all four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, as those fine, clean linens in which Joseph of Aramathea, wrapped the crucified, naked body, of Jesus Christ. The Gospels also agree that three days later, Christ was resurrected, leaving only the burial linens behind in the tomb.
Experts can agree that the Shroud of Turin is a three by fourteen foot long bolt of ancient, high quality linen, possibly from the time of Christ, that has had a crucified man’s body laid in it’s fold. Then mysteriously, the body somehow transferred it’s image instantly to the fabric.
Expert analysis reveals that the transferred image bears all the many wounds and same blood stains that Jesus would have had on the day of his brutal execution, including the crown of thorns.
Even more astounding is the image is actually a photo negative! In the 1800’s when photography was finally invented, it was discovered that the photo negatives of the Shroud create a positive image like a regular photo print, revealing a much more detailed and convincing view.
However, experts can not seem to agree on how the image of the crucified man was transferred to the fabric, when it happened, or who it was.
The current owner, Pope Francis, said “the Man of the Shroud invites us to contemplate Jesus of Nazareth”, but otherwise refuses to comment on it’s authenticity.
DNA remnants are too fragmented to reveal any clues.
Radiocarbon dating has also proved inconclusive, since exposure to whatever may have occurred during the genesis of this shroud, as well as possible radiation leaked during the resurrection earthquake, could potentially distort the results.
Unfortunately, the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin may never be verified, although many at the very least agree the body of a crucified man was placed in it’s fold….whomever that man was exactly remains a mystery.
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