posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 06:42 PM
reply to post by scary
There, I fixed it...good grief thousands of people were crucified...even should it prove to be an authentic burial shroud, (and I don't believe
it would be) how on earth could they factually say...that it belonged to ONE in particular..lol I think they should do some DNA testing They won't do
that because the DNA would shatter the myth...
They've actually done (disputed, of course) blood tests - type AB (I'm wanting to say negative, if I recall from my blood clinic's pamphlet), as also
reported with the Sudarium of Oviedo. I can't say I can see how DNA tests would shatter anything, but OK.
As far as proving it to be an authentic crucifixion burial shroud, there are some pretty good arguments - which you've probably already heard. In the
middle ages and so on as you can see from ALL the art, Christ was depicted as crucified through the palms - the shroud has the crucifixion wounds
through the wrists, as studies have shown must have generally been the case (strength of the hands/weight of the body and all that) and I believe
excavations have shown to be the case. The shroud shows a RIDICULOUS amount of valid anatomy and accuracy in pretty much all aspects, and if does
happen to be a forgery, is an utmost masterpiece of the most anonymous type of artist who, despite the shroud's legacy, never stepped forward to claim
As far as nailing it down to "the" crucifixion - well, there's not really many reasons to suspect that it WOULDN'T be, sheer incredulity aside. It
bears *all* the hallmarks of the most significant and unique crucifixion we know - a crown of thorns, a scourging (by known roman weapon, the
flagrum), a piercing through the lung/heart, a fairly thorough beating...basically, if it's going to be accepted as an actual crucifixion, there is a
total of ONE likely candidate, just based on the internal evidence of the shroud itself, as compared to general crucifixion accounts and related
I'm not sure what further research has borne on it, but coupling this with the supposed flora evidenced in the shroud tying it to the Jerusalem area
in the spring, and claims of images on the eye showing coinage local to first-century Judea...well, what can you say, exactly?
Take care - definitely something I need to get back on looking into.
edit on 12/19/2011 by Praetorius because: (no reason given)