Shroud of Turin ELaina bost

The shroud of turin is supposedly the cloth that covered Jesus after his death

PROs

1) Using DNA analysis and more sophisticated scientific techniques could ultimately solve the question. Some geologists can now determine the origin of rock very closely, by analyzing its ratio of isotopes of certain elements. If researchers can one day figure out how to test the isotopes in the limestone dust found on the shroud, they could be more positive about whether the shroud was ever in Jerusalem.

2) Clearly seen on the body of the man in the Shroud are markings consistent with what the bible says of Christ’s Passion. You can count over 100 whip marks and you can see on his wrists and feet wounds that could have been from large spikes.

3) The image has no pigments or gums or dyes. Serum stains were found with blood kept red making it unlikely a forger did this.

4) These dimensions correlate with ancient measurements of 2 cubits x 8 cubits consistent with technology of the period. The finer weave of 3-over-1 herringbone is consistent with the New Testament statement that the shroud was purchased by Joseph of Arimathea.

5) The image of the crucified person shows weightlessness and that the image is like an X-ray.The image was made only while the cloth was taught and horizontal to the ground causing no image to be formed of the sides of the body.The blood is real blood of the type AB.

CONS

1) Pollen evidence was found to possibly be faked.

2) a lot of false shrouds circulating in the time it was found.

3) Found way after Jesus' death.

4) The bible says that the cloth that covered Jesus was two separate cloths, the one found was one cloth.

5) There was paint found on the shroud.

My opinion is that it might be Jesus and it might not. There is a lot of evidence for both sides. It doesn't matter if it is real or not, my faith stays the same.

sources:

https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/1092-is-the-shroud-of-turin-real-or-fake

http://www.debate.org/opinions/is-the-shroud-of-turin-real

http://www.livescience.com/52567-shroud-of-turin-dna.html

http://www.kotipetripaavola.com/shroudofturin.html

http://www.truthbeknown.com/shroud.htm

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/2010-05-10-column10_ST_N.htm

http://www.newgeology.us/presentation24.html

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/434153/shroud-turin-jesus-christ-blood-relic-sudarium-oviedo

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