Skip to comments.'Jesus-era' burial shroud found
Posted on 12/16/2009 6:53:57 PM PST by JoeProBono
A team of archaeologists and scientists says it has, for the first time, found pieces of a burial shroud from the time of Jesus in a tomb in Jerusalem.
The researchers, from Hebrew University and institutions in Canada and the US, said the shroud was very different from the controversial Turin Shroud. Some people believe the Turin Shroud to have been Christ's burial cloth, but others believe it is a fake.
The newly found cloth has a simpler weave than Turin's, the scientists say. The body of a man wrapped in fragments of the shroud was found in a tomb dating from the time of Jesus near the Old City of Jerusalem.
The tomb is part of a cemetery called the Field of Blood, where Judas Iscariot is said to have killed himself.
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Fragments??? How then do they know it was a shroud???
You don't get wrapped in a shroud...It's one piece...Starts at the foot on the front, goes up over the head and down the back to the back of the feet...
Apparently what they found were fragments of some cloth...And of the weave that was used in those days...
In the Old Testament, the Hinnom Valley or Gehenna was a place of abominable pagan rites, including infant sacrifice. It was there that the apostate kings Ahaz and Manasseh made their children “pass through the fire” to the god Molech. The rites were specifically celebrated in Tophet, the “place of abhorrence,” one of the chief groves in the valley
King Josiah of ancient Judah finally put an end to these abominations. He defiled the valley, rendering it ceremonially unclean (II Kings 23:10). Later the valley became the cesspool and city dump of Jerusalem - a repository for sewage, refuse and animal carcasses. The bodies of despised criminals were also burned there along with the rubbish. Fires burned continuously, feeding on a constant supply of garbage and refuse.
Aceldama, the “field of blood”, purchased with the money Judas received for the betrayal of Christ (Matt. 27:8) was also in part of the valley of Hinnom.
Well, they are enthusiastic.
No one ever claimed they were bright.
That is where Jesus used the illustration of hell and possibility could have been near the area when he was talking to his disciples about hell...
What is the big deal about the Shroud? Are we supposed to worship it or something? I just can’t find any mention of that in my Bible.
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