Skip to comments.Is this the face of Jesus Christ?Figure of crucified man on Shroud comes to life
Posted on 03/25/2010 12:58:38 PM PDT by TaraP
The world will have an extraordinary opportunity to look upon an undistorted, never-before-seen, moving 3-D portrait of a man who many think is the crucified Jesus Christ.
In just one week, graphic experts will bring to life an imprint on the holy relic known as the Shroud of Turin, believed by millions to be the burial shroud of Christ.
The Shroud of Turin bears the full-body, back-and-front image of a crucified man that is said to closely resemble the New Testament description of the passion and death of Christ. The 14-foot cloth long has posed mysteries because of its age and its negative image of a bloodstained and battered man who had been crucified. Believers claim it to be the miraculous image of Jesus, formed as he rose from the dead.
The History Channel will air "The Real Face of Jesus?," a special two-hour event that premieres March 30 at 9 p.m. EST. It aims to bring the world as close as it has ever come to seeing what Jesus may have actually looked like.
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<img src=The Catholic Church in Turin, Italy, will exhibit the Shroud of Turin from April 10 through May 23, the fifth public exposition since 1898 and the longest in the shroud’s modern history. Jackson is preparing to embark on a pilgrimage to see the Shroud from April 29 to May 6 and is inviting the public to join him.
The official website created by the Archdiocese of Turin for this year’s exhibition estimates 2 million people will travel to Turin to view the shroud. Pope Benedict XVI is scheduled to visit the shroud May 2.
“The shroud is not shown every other weekend,” Jackson said. “If you look at the 20th century, it was only shown four times: 1931, 1933, 1978 and 1998. That’s, on average, about once every 25 years.”
That is a powerful image.
Interesting difference between Muslims and Christians:
Muslims would kill anyone who dared to show a picture of Mohammad, Christians are dying to see the face of Jesus. In fact we see it everywhere.
Jackson said the shroud shows all the blood wounds that are recorded in the gospels. Among Jackson’s findings he cited:
Bloodstains on the shroud are real, and the blood has not been degraded by heat.
Historians say the stains are consistent with crucifixion, including puncture wounds from thorns and scourge marks from a Roman whip.
A puncture wound in the man’s side is consistent with a Roman spear. And the wound marks showing nail holes through the wrists and heels are consistent with Roman crucifixion.
A textile restorer, Mechthild Flury-Lemberg, in 2002 announced the stitching found in the material had been seen in material from only one other source: the ruins of Masada, a Jewish settlement destroyed in A.D. 74. And the herringbone weave was common in the First Century but rare in Middle Ages.
“It would seem that it’s pretty unique,” Jackson explained. “Crucifixion was done quite a bit in the Roman Empire. It was their way of controlling the population that they wanted to subjugate. But the crown of thorns, according to the gospel accounts, was something that was invented for Jesus because of his claim of being King of the Jews. He was also scourged as well. There was no record that the other two men who were crucified along with Jesus had it happen to them.”
Jackson said generations upon generations of people have passed on the shroud, and much of the information about the origins of the burial cloth was not passed along with it.
“So you just have a degradation of what you know about this cloth,” he said. “So you have to rely upon scientific archeology of the cloth to bridge over some of that ignorance and tie things together.”
The cloth is in the custody of the Vatican, which stores it in a protective chamber of inert gases in Turin’s Cathedral of St. John. History reveals it was exhibited in France about 1360 by Geoffrey de Charney, a French knight who owned it then.
He looks more Western European Caucasian than Middle Eastern Semitic..................Somehow, I don’t think this is what He looks like...........
I believe we are seeing the Image of Jesus Christ, the image is very powerful as you say....I have heard others say the same thing....
I have no opinion on the shroud either way - it is intriguing though. However, I rejoice with the certainty that I will see Jesus’ face. And with the way events are going around the world, it may be sooner rather than later!
Jesus looks Italian in all the paintings I have seen.
Do we have any images of people and the way they looked in the time of Jesus? I don’t think the people of the Middle East today looked like the people of the Ancient Middle East.
I presume that after the History Channel has shown the picture, it will be available to see? The more people have examined the shroud, the more it looks like the real thing, including even the traces of ancient pollen.
The shroud has been carbon dated no older than the 13th century.
The computer image at the end of the article is amazing.
That theory has been debunked. If I remember correctly the carbon dating was done on patched parts of the shroud...or somesuch!
Maybe because Jesus will descend from Heaven and all eyes will be upon him, while the 12th Imam will crawl out of a deep cave, and nobody wants to see that...
Not anymore...They have un-covered the piece of the Shroud carbon dated was the corner of the cloth that had been replaced by the fire in the 13th century.
I remember when I was just a kid STRP announced it was a Medieval fake...somehow I never believed them. You just know that you are looking at the face of Jesus. I get chills when I see it, always have. It feels good that the finally figure out where they went wrong with the carbon dating. It never changed the way I felt about it...I guess that is what faith is all about. Thanks for posting, I look forward to the special.
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