Monday, April 5, 2010
Shroud of Turin:
This Easter, I was among the millions who watched the History Channel presentation "The Real Face Of Jesus,"It had aired earlier in the week as well.It was an amazing show.
You probably are well informed about The Shroud.If your interest is lasting, the introduction from this website would be of interest.If you are not aware of the on going process of evaluating it,it gives a good summary.
"The Shroud of Turin is a centuries old linen cloth that bears the image of a crucified man. A man that millions believe to be Jesus of Nazareth. Is it really the cloth that wrapped his crucified body, or is it simply a medieval forgery, a hoax perpetrated by some clever artist? Modern science has completed hundreds of thousands of hours of detailed study and intense research on the Shroud. It is, in fact, the single most studied artifact in human history, and we know more about it today than we ever have before. And yet, the controversy still rages. This web site will keep you abreast of current research, provide you with accurate data from the previous research and let you interact with the researchers themselves. We believe that if you have access to the facts, you can make up your own mind about the Shroud. ..." http://www.shroud.com/
From the Coast To Coast AM newsletter
:George Noory hosted Easter night, with author Jerome Corsi talking about his new novel The Shroud Codex. They were joined in the latter part of the show by Shroud researcher/photographer Barrie Schwortz. Corsi has concluded that the mysterious Shroud was the authentic burial cloth of Jesus, and the unusual markings on it were formed by supernatural means. The unique image of the Shroud shows evidence of the resurrection, possibly involving levitation and a burst of a light, and this process can be compared to modern particle physics with its emphasis on multi-dimensionality, he explained.
The Shroud has 3D-like qualities that reveal hundreds of scourge marks from the beating he received from a Roman officer, and evidence that he was nailed on the cross via his wrists instead of his palms, Corsi reported. This last detail corresponds with the way Romans actually crucified people rather than how Jesus has been typically depicted in paintings showing him on the cross. Corsi also discussed the work of Ray Downing who has used 3D computer technology to produce the "real face of Jesus," using the image of the crucified man in the Shroud of Turin.
The Shroud is not a painting, photo, etching or other recognizable art form, and how it was made remains a genuine mystery, said Schwortz, who noted that more accurate carbon dating of the cloth could affirm that it was from the first century (rather than the medieval period, as has been claimed). A rare exhibition of the Shroud is taking place this year, from April 10-May 23, at the Cathedral of Turin in Italy."
About the History Channel show, this is an interesting synopsis:
3D-face creator says Shroud proves
'Jesus was more than just a spiritual event'
Pictures from Dreamtime and the last listed site.