Note that, in their accounts of Christ’s suffering and death on the cross, all four Gospels mention a “fine linen cloth.” Perhaps it is a coincidence, but clearly seen on the body of the crucified man in the Shroud are gruesome markings consistent with the Gospel accounts of Christ’s Passion.You can count over 100 whip marks, possibly from scourging by Roman , and identify on his wrists and feet obvious wounds that could have been from large spikes.On hearing the astonishing news, Thomas declared, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hand and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” A week later, Jesus appeared, giving Thomas the physical proof he demanded.Then Jesus said, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” If in your faith walk you identify with Doubting Thomas, keep reading.First among the major mysteries is how the image was made.Second, what is the substance constituting the image, which can be scraped away with a razor blade?The only evidence that would conclusively authenticate the Shroud against naysayers and claims of forgery is Jesus’ DNA. The Sudarium is a piece of linen cloth, 34 by 21 inches, thought to have been used to cover the head of Jesus immediately after the crucifixion (John 20:7).It would be matched against the blood — type AB — found on the Shroud and considered rare. Unlike the Shroud, the Sudarium does not display an image.
The apostle Thomas was absent when the resurrected Christ appeared to some of the apostles.Remarkably, two ancient pieces of cloth, the Shroud of Turin and the Sudarium of Oviedo, are extant today. John the Baptist in Turin, Italy, the Shroud is believed by millions to be the burial cloth of Jesus.Both are revered as relics, and each bears the name of the city where it currently resides. It is a fine linen cloth, measuring 14.5 feet by 3.5 feet, and mysteriously displays a finely detailed negative photographic image — front and back, head to toe, of an anatomically correct man who appears to have been tortured, beaten, and crucified.The portion of the shroud used for the radiocarbon dating was from a corner.In 1988, the Carbon 14 dating of the Shroud of Turin identified the most famous relic in Christendom as a fake.
Partially Labelled Regressors: Carbon Dating of the Shroud of Turin, 30 min..