Jesus himself is already called a figure of imagination, though historically there is more evidence about him than of many other figures of history .
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Because the Shroud tells of a story of his crucifixion and resurrection, some people take every effort to get others to believe it is a real tissue with a print of that divine figure.
After doing carbon-14 dating of scraps of the cloth carried out by labs in Oxford, Zurich and Arizona declaring it to be from 1260 to 1390, it seemed a fraud. Later it was find out there was cotton in only the sample taken to be carbon tested and that there was no cotton in the rest of the shroud! As it appeared, the location on the shroud where the sample was taken are later repaired spots, the worst possible place they could have gotten the sample.
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- The Shroud of Turin Really Is The Face of Jesus, The Staff Of Moses Is Real, And Christ is Alive (shoebat.com)
If I had to someday defend the Bible in a court of law, and at the end of the trial, after all of the evidence has been presented, witnesses and experts questioned here would be my closing arguments:
Your Honor, Opposing Council, Members of the Jury. To the point when the Opposing Council accused, argued and asked as to how can we believe in all the miracles? How do we prove beyond doubt that Moses tossed his staff and that the magicians challenged him to only have the staff-serpent of Moses gobble up all the fakes?
May I present the results of one DNA evidence titled “The Shroud of Turin”.
- Shroud Of Turin Research Has One Doctor Convinced It's The Real Thing (webpronews.com)
The Shroud of Turin is one of the most controversial artifacts to have ever been found. The piece of cloth depicts a man’s face, hands and legs that many claim to be the body of Jesus Christ. For some, it’s proof that Jesus lived, died and was resurrected. For others, it’s a dirty piece of cloth that people put too much importance on. While these two sides argue, science continues to search for the truth with one scientist now claiming it’s the real deal.
The Tampa Tribune reports that Clearwater Beach resident Dr. Wayne Phillips is now convinced that the Shroud of Turin depicts the face of Jesus Christ. While Dr. Phillips is a Catholic, he says that his conclusion comes from hard science instead of faith. To illustrate this, he travels the country giving lectures on the science that proves the shroud is real.
- Shroud of Turin: Could Ancient Earthquake Explain Face of Jesus? (livescience.com)
a study claims neutron emissions from an ancient earthquake that rocked Jerusalem could have created the iconic image, as well as messed up the radiocarbon levels that later suggested the shroud was a medieval forgery. But other scientists say this newly proposed premise leaves some major questions unanswered. The Shroud of Turin, which bears a faint image of a man's face and torso, is said to be the fabric that covered Jesus' body after his crucifixion in A.D. 33. Though the Catholic Church doesn't have an official position on the cloth, the relic is visited by tens of thousands of worshippers at the Turin Cathedral in Italy each year. [Religious Mysteries: 8 Alleged Relics of Jesus]
- New research removes 'shroud' of doubt (mobile.wnd.com)
In 2011, Corsi told WND, “What the Italian scientists are saying is that the image was created on the shroud in a burst of energy that Christian believers would understand as physical proof of the Resurrection.”
And, in 2010, Corsi had reported in WND that scientists were building the case that the Turin image was created by radiation that emanated from the body itself, a theory remarkably supportive of the traditional resurrection account that is central to Christian theology.
An app sanctioned by the Catholic Church called “Shroud 2.0″ will let users see details in the shroud invisible to the naked eye.
“For the first time in history the most detailed image of the shroud ever achieved becomes available to the whole world, thanks to a streaming system which allows a close-up view of the cloth. Each detail of the cloth can be magnified and visualized in a way which would otherwise not be possible,” said Nosiglia.
You can also examine the shroud in close detail at shroud.com.
- Royal Oak exhibit examines mystery, intrigue surrounding the Shroud of Turin (macombdaily.com)
“There’s a beauty to the shroud and this exhibit,” said Jose Juan Garrigo, CEO of Immersive Planet, distributor of the American leg of the tour. “You can see how the shroud has been revered throughout centuries, and you can see the different leaps that science has taken over the years as the shroud has been examined. At every turn, the shroud has revealed something new, whether it was through carbon dating, blood typing, x-rays, or VP8 three-dimensional imaging. Science has gone as far as it can for now, and the shroud has been able to provide answers.”
- Top 4 Documentaries on The Shroud of Turin Mystery (virtuosochannel.com)
Amazing documentary about the recreation of the most accurate image of Jesus yet. For more information please visit.
- Shroud of Turin depicts Y-shaped crucifixion (newscientist.com)They found that the marks on the shroud did correspond to a crucifixion, but only if the arms were placed above the head in a "Y" position, rather than in the classic "T" depiction. "This would have been a very painful position and one which would have created difficulty breathing," says Borrini. Someone crucified in this way may have died from asphyxiation. Borrini presented his results at a meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Seattle in February.
Borrini says similar positions were used during medieval torture, but in those cases the victims were suspended from a beam by binding their wrists with rope, rather than using nails.The results confirm earlier experiments by Gilbert Lavoie, a Massachusetts-based doctor, that suggested a Y-shaped crucifixion. "The blood-flow is absolutely consistent with what you see on the Shroud," Lavoie says. He described his studies in Unlocking the Secrets of the Shroud."The imprint on the Shroud does not correspond with many traditional artistic images of crucifixion," says Niels Svensson, a doctor in Maribo, Denmark, who has also studied the Shroud.But not all artists show Jesus in a T-shaped posture. For instance, the Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens repeatedly painted Jesus with his arms above his head on the cross, as did many others.Whoever made the Shroud must have been a skilled forger to create the correct blood spatter for a crucifixion. The alternative is that they made the right pattern by chance. "It could be that the artist just decided to draw the rivulets of blood parallel to the arms for artistic reasons," says Borrini.
- Shroud of Turin: New Study Results May Debunk Theory of Cloth's Inauthenticity (webpronews.com)
According to Carpinteri, the theory that his scientists are banking on is based on the idea that high-frequency pressure waves in the earth’s crust caused by an earthquake that hit Old Jerusalem around the time Jesus is thought to have died and been buried could have produced an overload of neutron emissions.
Those neutron emissions are exactly what Carpinteri is basing his theory on, saying that they could have had an interaction with nitrogen atoms in the cloth’s fibers that caused a chemical reaction which created the outline of the face.
- Shroud Of Turin Couldn't Have Been Faked [Research Findings] (inquisitr.com)
In a study from 1978-1981 researchers also said that “no chemical or physical methods known” at the time could have produced the image.
For the time being the Shroud of Turin remains shrouded in mystery and religious lore.
This most recent study was conducted at Italy’s National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Development.
According to the Montreal Gazette:
[Researchers] conducted 120 hours of X-rays and ultraviolet light tests and concluded that the marks were not made by paints, pigments or dyes and that the image was not “the product of an artist”, but that at the same time it could not be explained by modern science.
- Latest Shroud of Turin News with an Exclusive Message from A Renowned Scientist (pjmedia.com)
Headlines such as: “Shroud of Turin is not a medieval forgery” were typical of what appeared across all media platforms especially on Good Friday, 2013.
Now in 2014, Professor Fanti has a new book (only in Italian at this moment) and the title translates into English as, Turin Shroud: First Century A.D.
According to the book’s press release, “The new dating methods are published in prestigious international journals and no one has yet pointed out methodological errors.”
This Shroud dating research project costing $75,000 (54,000 Euro) was funded by Padua University. The funding made it possible to “develop alternative methods of dating the Shroud based on mechanical and opto-chemical analyses after obvious calibration.”