Shroud Of Turin Essay

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The Shroud of Turin The Shroud of Turin, currently located in in Turin, Italy, is considered one of the most important and valuable relics, by Christians all over the world. It is said to be the shroud that Jesus Christ was wrapped, and buried in after being crucified. This makes it one of very few items that proves that Jesus Christ, did live, and was crucified on the cross. Not only is the shroud a renowned artifact, but it is also one of the most scientifically studied objects ever. After meticulous testing, scientists still aren’t confident in either the origins of the shroud, or how it was created. Regardless of whether Jesus is divine and part of the holy trinity, the Shroud of Turin is the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. To understand the authenticity of the shroud, one first must understand how Jesus is said to have been crucified. After carrying the cross to Golgotha, Jesus was nailed to a cross by two Roman soldiers. Nails pierced through his palms and feet and remained that way until he died and was removed from the cross. Inevitably, due to the manner of his passing, there were blood stains on his hands and feet at the time of his death. These stains were…show more content…
Science shows that the Shroud is from the same time period that Jesus lived. It also reveals that the blood on the Shroud is type AB, the same, rare, blood type that Jesus is. Lastly, the image is a perfect match the stories in the Bible of Jesus’s crucifixion. However, despite all of the science, there is evidence that the image on the Shroud was made supernaturally, with the help of God, a feat that not even science can explain. This, along with the fact that it is one of very few items that links the modern world to Jesus, is why the Shroud is highly revered by Christians all over the world, as one of the most important relics ever

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