The Shroud of Turin

The Shroud of Turin is a linen cloth believed to be the cloth that covered Jesus when he was placed in his tomb and that his image was recorded on its fibers at or near the time of his resurrection.

Skeptics, on the other hand, contend that the shroud is a medieval forgery.

Various test have been performed on the shroud.  Radiocarbon dating in 1988 yielded results that indicated that the shroud was made during the Middle Ages, approximately 1300 years after Jesus lived.

However, in 2005 a follow-up analysis claimed that the sample dated by the teams was taken from an area of the shroud that was not a part of the original cloth (replacement cloth used to repair damages).

In 2008 research at the Oxford radiocarbon Accelerator Unit revised the 1260-1390 dating and the scientific community began a new probe towards the authenticity of the Shroud.

In 2009 a documentary was created  by the BBC titled “The Shroud of Turin: New Evidence” which covers the new research findings towards the authenticity of the Shroud.  I have provided links below for your convenience.  May you find it as intriguing as I did.

Click here for video of “The Shroud of Turin: New Evidence” Part 1

Click here for video of “The Shroud of Turin: New Evidence” Part 2

Click here for video of “The Shroud of Turin: New Evidence” Part 3

Click here for video of “The Shroud of Turin: New Evidence” Part 4

Click here for video of “The Shroud of Turin: New Evidence” Part 5

Donna

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One thought on “The Shroud of Turin

  1. Hey Donna, thanks for putting all this information in one place and making it easy to see. I didn’t know the Shroud had moved out of the hoax category and back into the may be true spot. No matter what science says, it does not change the fact of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.

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