So: It has a different weave. That doesnt prove anything.
I am sure people with different pocketbooks could afford different weave shrouds.
Yes, exactly. Shroud experts have always pointed out that the weave of the Turin cloth is very high quality; which is what one would expect from the Gospel accounts that specifically mention that Joseph of Arimathea brought the linen, with the implication that it was high quality.
Why would the Gospels bother to mention that fact as well as the huge amount of space (comparatively speaking) given to the burial cloths left behind in the empty tomb unless the Gospel writers were aware that the burial shroud was known and venerated as a relic at the time they were writing. It’s as if they are acknowledging that the early Christians preserved the shroud. Otherwise, these details in the Gospel accounts would be superfluous.
The skeptics are so eager to debunk the Shroud of Turin that they always, every single time, exaggerate and misrepresent the significance of their new “finds.” Anyone who actually knows about the linen of the Shroud of Turin would have found the fact that this weave is different
But breathless stupid reporters are ignorant and can’t be bothered to do any homework.
Joseph of Arimathea was a very wealthy man and he buried Jesus, so case closed there.