Wednesday, February 12, 2020

What is the Shroud of Turin?: The Shroud of Turin: The Burial Sheet of Jesus! #8

The Shroud of Turin: The Burial Sheet of Jesus!
© Stephen E. Jones

This is, "What is the Shroud of Turin?" part #8, of my online book, "The Shroud of Turin: The Burial Sheet of Jesus!" For more information see the Cover #1, Contents #2 and Preface #3, of this series. When a topic below is linked, it has been posted. I originally wrongly had "A linen cloth #10" and "Dimensions #12" on this page, and omitted "Colour #11," when "A linen cloth #10" should have been the heading of chapter 2, which it now is. However, I kept their chronological part numbers #10, #11 & #12 and also their hyperlinks, hence the gap between #9 and #13.

[Right (enlarge)[2]: "Full-length image of the Turin Shroud before the 2002 restoration"[3].]

[Contents #2] [Previous: My position on the Shroud #7] [Next: Names of the Shroud #9]

  1. What is the Shroud of Turin? #8
    1. Linen cloth
    2. The Shroud of Turin is a fine linen cloth measuring approximately 4.4 x 1.1 metres (14.4 x 3.6 feet)[4]. See "A linen cloth" #10.
    3. Names of the Shroud #9
    4. First undisputed appearance in 1355 #13
    5. Has been in Turin since 1578 #14
    6. Bears image of a naked man #15
    7. Man has wounds matching those of Jesus #16
    8. Was radiocarbon dated 1260-1390 #17
    9. Central dilemma of the Shroud #18

Continued in part #9 of this series.

1. This post is copyright. I grant permission to quote from any part of this post (but not the whole post), provided it includes a reference citing my name, its subject heading, its date, and a hyperlink back to this page. [return]
2. "File:Shroudofturin.jpg," Wikimedia Commons, 21 August 2016. [return]
3. "Shroud of Turin," Wikipedia, 10 February 2020. [return]
4. Wilson, I., 2000, "`The Turin Shroud - past, present and future', Turin, 2-5 March, 2000 - probably the best-ever Shroud Symposium," British Society for the Turin Shroud Newsletter, No. 51, June. [return]

Posted: 12 February 2020. Updated: 18 July 2020.

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