Christian Apologetics Study

THE HOLY SHROUD OF TURIN

Dec
04

A recent study confirms that the Holy Turin Shroud was made earlier than previously thought. The recent scientific dating techniques should defeat the skeptic arguments against the Holy Shroud’s date and renew faith in Christianity.

Many Christians revere the Holy Shroud as Messiah Yeshua’s sacred burial cloth, while skeptics claim this fabric is a Medieval Fake. The Turin shroud will make another rare display on Television among assertions that it is not a fake because of new scientific research. The Turin Shroud will be shown to the public on television this Easter because the new date for the four-meter-long linen cloth, confirms its power and its enduring spiritual quality and survivability, according to the Guardian.

The Turin Shroud is not a medieval forgery because new scientific dating techniques demonstrate that it existed during the time of Yeshua’s death. The University of Padua’s scientific team in northern Italy dated the shroud to ancient times, around a few centuries before and after Yeshua’s life time. Many Catholics and a few protestant Christians believe that the four-meter-long linen cloth, which shows the impressions of the front and back anatomy of an unshaven man, was used during the burial of Yeshua’s dead body when Messiah was taken down from the cross following his brutal crucifixion around A.D 30, according to the Telegraph.

Because the recent study confirms that the Turin Shroud dates (between 300 BC and AD 200) back to Yeshua’s life time, this evidence will challenge previous arguments saying the linen fabric believed to have Yeshua’s impression was a Medieval Forgery. The cloth is cherished by many Catholics and a few protestant Christians as Messiah Yeshua’s burial shroud, according to the New York Daily News.

SUMMARY OF THE TURIN SHROUD 

The Turin Shroud is probably the most examined Holy Relic in human history. This cloth is made up of ancient linen measuring four meters long. The Shroud’s bloodstained surface is decorated with a negative image of a naked man’s front and back sides. The man appears to have been beaten and later crucified brutally, according to the ancient Roman form of punishment, torture, and execution. The Turin Shroud’s image is consistent with the Gospel accounts and descriptions of Messiah Yeshua’s tortu

re and crucifixion. Many Christians believe Yeshua’s body was wrapped in the Shroud when He was placed in a borrowed tomb in Jerusalem almost 2000 years ago.

For centuries, many Christians believed Turin Shroud it to be Yeshua’s burial fabric, the sacred cloth used to wrap his crucified body when he was taken down from the cross. Estern documents record that the cloth existed in France in the mid-1360s, but circumstantial evidence traces it back to Israel during Yeshua’s life time.

Modern Scientific interest in the relic began in 1898. Skeptics believed the images were painted by a skilled Medieval Artists. When photographed the Shrouds images seemed lifelike in their realism. A few experts at that time believed that no artist could have achieved the realism displayed by the photographs. The first major study on the Shroud was made in 1978. Another study determined that the cloth was made in the 14th century and therefore could not have been Yeshua’s shroud in 1988. However, it was later determined that the portion of the Shroud under examination then was from the Medieval era when Shroud was being repaired with cloth from that time. Today, scientists have found conclusive evidence confirming the Shroud’s date by examining the portion of the Shroud that was made around Yeshua’s time. Many Catholics and protestant Christians around worldwide find the shroud worthy of honor and veneration.

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