Shroud of Turin Jake Rowden

Basic Information

  • A linen cloth bearing the image of a man who many people believe to be Jesus of Nazareth
  • There are no definite historical records concerning the shroud before the 14th century.
  • Discovered in the 1300s

Evidence: It's Real

  • The shroud is clearly not a painting.
  • The blood was on the cloth before the image was created.
  • The blood patterns on the cloth are the result of human wounds.
  • The places where the body was wounded on the cloth match the same places Jesus was wounded (back, head, wrists, feet, right side).
  • The burial customs and the shroud's appearance are consistent with the burial customs of ancient Jews.

Evidence: It's Not Real

  • There is not enough accuracy in carbon dating tests to determine how long ago the shroud was created.
  • Many critics think the shroud was a piece of artwork created in the Middle Ages.
  • People believe the Shroud originated 1,300 years after the crucifixion of Jesus somewhere in Turkey.
  • Antonio Lombatti claims the Shroud was given to a knight named Geoffroy de Charny as a memento from a crusade to Turkey in 1346.
  • There are traces of flora/fauna found on the shroud from all over the world, decreasing the likelihood that the Shroud was located in the Middle East.

My Opinion

I believe that the Shroud of Turin could be true but i don't know if there is enough evidence. So i am not certain. I think the carbon test works and there wasn't enough evidence for it. There are pieces found all over the world so theres another reason why I'm not positive its real. But it says the same places where Jesus got wounded matched the places on the cloth, but that doesn't give enough evidence. Im not really sure if it is real or not, so i am uncertain.


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