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  • Shroud of Turin: Interview With Expert of New Book Disputing Medieval Date Test

    12/05/2020 5:58:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 78 replies ^ | December 5, 2020 | Myra Kahn Adams
    Source: ©1978 Barrie M. Schwortz Collection, STERA, Inc. Reprinted by permissionAlthough the birth of Jesus is “the reason for the season,” his death and resurrection are the foundational reasons we celebrate Christmas. And the ancient artifact that illustrates Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection is the Shroud of Turin — a linen cloth measuring 14 feet by 3.5 feet with a faint image of a crucified man that millions believe is Jesus Christ. The Shroud has survived over two thousand years and is the world’s most analyzed artifact. Yet, due to its numerous unexplained properties, it remains a mystery. But the...
  • Former Walters director Gary Vikan chronicles ‘the greatest deception in the history of Christianity’ (the Shroud of Turin) [Commentary]

    09/21/2020 7:04:00 PM PDT · by texas booster · 86 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Aug 20, 2020 | Dan Rodricks
    Allow me to indulge the irresistible and put two publications side by side: Gary Vikan’s new book about a religious hoax from the 14th Century and the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report about the so-called “Russian hoax” of 2016. Both the book and the report are quests for truth. Both provide extensive facts about their respective subjects. But while Vikan is clear in his conclusion — that the famous Shroud of Turin was not, as long purported, the burial cloth used on the body of the crucified Christ — the Senate’s report reflects disagreement on how to characterize, once and for...
  • 3D model of Christ based on Shroud of Turin on display in Venice

    08/07/2020 8:03:41 AM PDT · by AggregateThreat · 38 replies
    The Museum of the Scuola Grande di San Marco in Venice is hosting an exhibit of the Shroud of Turin, which began in mid-July and is scheduled to continue until the September 26. The exposition, titled “The Christ of the Shroud: A Sacred Tridemensional Anatomy,” features a life-sized, 3D model of Jesus, which was created using the physical dimensions of the image on the Shroud of Turin.
  • Jordan Battles to Regain 'Priceless' Christian Relics

    03/29/2011 8:14:29 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 67 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/29/11 | Robert Pigott
    They could be the earliest Christian writing in existence, surviving almost 2,000 years in a Jordanian cave. They could, just possibly, change our understanding of how Jesus was crucified and resurrected, and how Christianity was born. A group of 70 or so "books", each with between five and 15 lead leaves bound by lead rings, was apparently discovered in a remote arid valley in northern Jordan somewhere between 2005 and 2007. A flash flood had exposed two niches inside the cave, one of them marked with a menorah or candlestick, the ancient Jewish religious symbol. A Jordanian Bedouin opened these...
  • Lost for 2,000 years... Could this be the first portrait of Jesus?

    04/04/2011 7:26:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies ^ | updated at 3:04 PM on 4th April 2011 Read more: | By Lydia Warren
    After 2,000 years buried within a cave in the Holy Land, the features are barely distinct as that of a human face. But Bible historians are trying to determine whether this is the first ever portrait of Jesus Christ. They are investigating whether the picture, which can still just about be seen to depict a man wearing a crown of thorns, was created in Jesus’s lifetime by those who knew him. The portrait was found on a lead booklet, slightly smaller than a credit card, which lay undiscovered in a cave in a remote village in Jordan overlooking the Sea...
  • Is this the first ever portrait of Jesus?

    04/03/2011 10:23:10 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 Apr 2011 | Nick Pryer
    The incredible story of 70 ancient books hidden in a cave for nearly 2,000 years The image is eerily familiar: a bearded young man with flowing curly hair. After lying for nearly 2,000 years hidden in a cave in the Holy Land, the fine detail is difficult to determine. But in a certain light it is not difficult to interpret the marks around the figure’s brow as a crown of thorns. The extraordinary picture of one of the recently discovered hoard of up to 70 lead codices – booklets – found in a cave in the hills overlooking the Sea...
  • Is this the first ever portrait of Jesus?

    Is this the first ever portrait of Jesus? The incredible story of 70 ancient books hidden in a cave for nearly 2,000 yearsBy Nick Pryer Last updated at 12:15 PM on 3rd April 2011 The image is eerily familiar: a bearded young man with flowing curly hair. After lying for nearly 2,000 years hidden in a cave in the Holy Land, the fine detail is difficult to determine. But in a certain light it is not difficult to interpret the marks around the figure’s brow as a crown of thorns. The extraordinary picture of one of the recently discovered hoard...
  • Could lead codices prove ‘the major discovery of Christian history’?

    03/30/2011 5:36:35 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 56 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 30, 2011 | By Chris Lehmann
    British archaeologists are seeking to authenticate what could be a landmark discovery in the documentation of early Christianity: a trove of 70 lead codices that appear to date from the 1st century CE, which may include key clues to the last days of Jesus' life. As UK Daily Mail reporter Fiona Macrae writes, some researchers are suggesting this could be the most significant find in Christian archeology since the Dead Sea scrolls in 1947. The codices turned up five years ago in a remote cave in eastern Jordan—a region where early Christian believers may have fled after the destruction...
  • Could this be the biggest find since the Dead Sea Scrolls? Seventy metal books found..

    03/30/2011 9:07:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 207 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/30/11 | Fiona Macrae
    Could this be the biggest find since the Dead Sea Scrolls? Seventy metal books found in cave in Jordan could change our view of Biblical history By Fiona Macrae Last updated at 11:35 AM on 30th March 2011 For scholars of faith and history, it is a treasure trove too precious for price. This ancient collection of 70 tiny books, their lead pages bound with wire, could unlock some of the secrets of the earliest days of Christianity. Academics are divided as to their authenticity but say that if verified, they could prove as pivotal as the discovery of the...
  • What If the Shroud of Turin Is Christ's Authentic Burial Cloth?

    04/12/2020 10:50:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 684 replies ^ | April 12, 2020 | Myra Kahn Adams
    Yesterday on "Holy Saturday," there was an extraordinary online exposition of the Shroud of Turin —purported to be the authentic burial cloth of Jesus Christ — viewed live across the globe on numerous media platforms. Catholic News Service reported earlier this week that amid the coronavirus pandemic, Archbishop Nosiglia [of Turin, Italy] had received thousands of requests to pray before the Shroud during Holy Week to ask God for “the grace to defeat evil as he did, trusting in the goodness and mercy of God.”The report concluded with the Archbishop's heart wrenching, yet hopeful statement that seeing the Shroud "will go to the...
  • Turin Shroud to be Displayed Via Livestream on Holy Saturday Amid Pandemic

    04/06/2020 6:32:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Turin, Italy, Apr 6, 2020 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Catholics around the world will be invited to pray virtually before the Turin Shroud on Holy Saturday as the world struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic, Church officials have said. The Shroud, which bears the image of a crucified man and has been venerated for centuries as Christ’s burial cloth, will be displayed via livestream at 5pm local time April 11. Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia will preside over a liturgy from the chapel of Turin cathedral where the Shroud is kept in a climate-controlled vault. It will be broadcast live on television...
  • What factors point to the Turin Shroud being a fake?

    03/15/2020 1:20:58 PM PDT · by annalex · 77 replies
    Quora ^ | March 7, 2020 | Jenny Hawkins
    CONCLUSIONS From its first recorded exhibition in France in 1357, this cloth has been the object of mass veneration on the one hand, and scorn on the other. Appearing as it did in an age of unparalleled relic-mongering and forgery and, if genuine, lacking documentation of its whereabouts for 1,300 years, the Shroud would certainly have long ago been consigned to the ranks of spurious relics (along with several other shrouds with similar claims) were it not for the extraordinary image it bears. The Shroud of Turin has a double image—that is, a superficial discoloration on the front surface of...
  • Sorry, the Shroud of Turin Is Definitely a Hoax

    [...]ConclusionSo, here’s the evidence I have presented for why the Shroud of Turin is clearly a hoax: The forger who made the Shroud of Turin confessed and the earliest definitive mention of the shroud in any historical source is a record of his confession.The Shroud of Turin doesn’t match the kinds of funerary wrappings used in Judaea in the time of Jesus or the description of Jesus’s own funerary wrappings given in the Gospel of John.The linen of the Shroud of Turin has been securely dated using radiocarbon dating to between c. 1260 and c. 1390 AD—well over a millennium...
  • Open Letter to Pope Francis: Time to Re-Test the Shroud

    08/11/2019 9:14:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies ^ | August 11, 2019 | Myrah Kahn Adams
    Your Holiness,Significant momentum is building for decisive action that will positively impact your church, all Christ-centered denominations, and the world. It’s time for 21st-century scientific testing on the Shroud of Turin.Only you can authorize what will be a universally applauded decision that could also enhance your papal legacy.Why should the Shroud be tested now? Articles from three international Catholic news sources provide the answer. National Catholic Register, August 5: “The Shroud of Turin Latest Study Deepens Mystery.” (Subhead: “Researchers cast doubt on the findings of the controversial 1988 study.”) Inside the Vatican, June/July issue (re-published from La Stampa newspaper):“‘The Shroud Is Not Medieval. We...
  • Why Does The Shroud of Turin Still Exist?

    07/28/2019 6:02:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1,289 replies ^ | July 28, 2019 | Myrah Kahn Adams
    In an imaginary “ranking” of Christian topics that elicit the most fervent discussions, Jesus Christ is No. 1. But near the top is the Shroud of Turin — believed by millions of Christians to be the authentic burial cloth of Jesus. This “ranking” was inspired by you — Townhall readers who wrote over 500 impassioned comments in response to my July 21 piece, “Shroud of Turin: New Test Concludes 1988 ‘Medieval Hoax’ Dating Was a Fraud.”I purposely read all your comments to gain insight into my role as an adviser and fundraiser for a groundbreaking exhibition about the Shroud of Turin at...
  • Shroud of Turin: New Test Concludes 1988 ‘Medieval Hoax’ Dating Was a Fraud

    07/21/2019 6:56:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 193 replies ^ | July 21, 2019 | Myrah Kahn Adams
    Important news about the Shroud of Turin, believed by millions to be the authentic burial cloth of Jesus Christ, has been flagrantly under-reported.Nevertheless, the lack of mainstream media interest does not diminish landmark new research contesting the results of the controversial 1988 radiocarbon test that dated the Shroud between the years 1260 and 1390. Immediately after those dates were cited three decades ago, and to this day, the Shroud has been tainted, maligned, disparaged and denigrated while wedded to the descriptions “not authentic,” a “forgery” or “medieval hoax.” Meanwhile, the medieval date range is still continuously questioned and debunked by scientists and experts. The...
  • A Groundbreaking Future Exhibit About the Shroud of Turin

    04/28/2019 8:33:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 102 replies ^ | April 28, 2019 | Myra Kahn Adams
    These are difficult times for all denominations founded on the divinity of Jesus Christ.    Recent polling indicates that American church attendance is rapidly declining, with "none" the fastest growing faith group cited by 20 percent of respondents up from 8 percent in 2000.Then during Holy Week, the most sacred seven days for Christians, two tragic events struck that shook the faithful and the world to its core. First, on Monday, April 15, the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, followed by Easter Sunday’s deadly terror attacks in Sri Lanka that targeted worshippers as they were celebrating the resurrection...
  • What Was Found in Christ’s Empty Tomb?

    04/21/2019 5:37:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 218 replies ^ | April 21, 2019 | Myra Kahn Adams
    Warning: If you are not a believer in the divinity of Jesus Christ yet choose to continue reading, keep an open mind but prepare to be challenged. Good Friday, the day annually associated with Christ’s crucifixion, is solemnly observed and followed by the jubilation of His resurrection on Easter Sunday. Let us be reminded that Jesus’s body was never found. If it were, Roman and Jewish authorities would have celebrated. And Christianity — which eventually grew into the world’s largest religion on the foundational event of Christ’s resurrection — never would have been birthed.My belief in the resurrection is non-traditional. Having...
  • [Catholic Caucus] LATEST ON SHROUD OF TURIN: Science Finally Catches Up with Faith

    04/06/2019 5:34:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 47 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | April 5, 2019 | G. Maresca
    LATEST ON SHROUD OF TURIN: Science Finally Catches Up with Faith It is the most intriguing and unique relic of its kind and the longstanding irony is – there are legions of professed Christians who have no idea what it is, or that it even exists. The Shroud of Turin is revered as the sacred burial cloth of Jesus Christ and is arguably the most important archaeological artifact ever found. The image on the cloth is like a photographic negative exposed to light that is a detailed portrait of a crucified man. The historical specifics include the multitude of...
  • What Did Jesus Really Look Like?

    02/21/2004 1:48:41 PM PST · by Destro · 17 replies · 1,358+ views ^ | February 21, 2004 | DAVID GIBSON
    What Did Jesus Really Look Like?Imagining Jesus: from left, Jeffrey Hunter in "King of Kings"; Janet McKenzie's recent painting "Jesus of the People"; the face of a first-century Semitic man, rendered by the contemporary artist Donato Giancola. By DAVID GIBSON Whatever arguments there may be about the verisimilitude of Mel Gibson's film "The Passion of the Christ," one thing is certain: this Jesus is a Hollywood hunk who probably bears little resemblance to what the Jesus of history looked like. The title role is played by Jim Caviezel, a dark-haired, blue-eyed star whose brooding good looks have been compared to...