Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.
April 4, 2017The Shroud of Turin, revered by Catholics as the sacred burial cloth of Our Lord in His tomb, is considered by some to be a hoax or forgery. Scientists who've examined it, however, understand that what caused the image to form on the cloth can't be reproduced with the current state of science.After five years of conducting experiments on the Shroud of Turin, the Italian ENEA, the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, published a report that reads:It should be noted that the total power of VUV radiations required to instantly color the surface of linen that corresponds to a human of average height, body surface area equal to = 2000 MW/cm2 17000 cm2 = 34 thousand billion watts (That's another way of saying 34 trillion watts!) makes it impractical today to reproduce the entire Shroud image using a single laser excimer, since this power cannot be produced by any VUV light source built to date (the most powerful available on the market come to several billion watts ).The second thing that baffles scientists about the Shroud is the image on the cloth is a photographic negative, like film from a camera exposed to light. This was discovered in 1898 by Seconda Pia, an Italian amateur photographer, who photographed the Shroud for the first time in history. Concerning Pia, historians report, "When he took the picture he almost dropped the plate. That's when he realized that the image on the cloth is a negative. The lights and darks are reversed from what we're used to seeing."When Pia took the picture of the rather obscure image on the cloth, the image of Our Lord was seen for the first time as a positive image, as when film is developed. This is even more astounding when one considers that photographic technology concerning negative film and positive pictures was discovered only in the 19th century.
The Shroud of Turin has been reserved as a miracle for modern science.
by Derek GanzhornApril 3, 2017Evidence also shows same man was wrapped in shrouds of Turin and Oviedo
MURCIA, Spain - Groundbreaking new research reveals the Shroud of Turin — believed to be the burial shroud of Christ — shows marks indicating a spear wound consistent with that of Our Lord depicted in the gospels. The same report also shows the Shroud of Turin and the Shroud of Oviedo (the sudarium) were wrapped around the same man.In a study released Friday by the Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM) in Spain, researchers offered the newest forensic evidence suggesting the Shroud of Turin and the Shroud of Oviedo came from the same period and covered the same person. The Shroud of Oviedo also shows the man suffered a wound from a sharp object after death. This accords with the account given by St. John in his Gospel, which describes a Roman centurion opening Christ's side with a spear while He still hung on the Cross.
On October 26, 27 and 28, 2016 a group of scientists and religious authorities oversaw the removal of the marble slab that covers the tomb of Christ. Marie-Armelle Beaulieu, editor-in-chief of Terre Sainte Magazine, reports that some of the measuring instruments used by scientists were altered by electromagnetic disturbances when they were placed directly on the stone in which Christ’s body rested. The scientists reports that their measuring devices either malfunctioned or ceased to work at all.
The phenomenon was confirmed by one of the scientists authorized to access the tomb. Later, one of the heads of the building and construction team, Antonia Moropoulou, indicated that it is really hard to imagine that someone would be willing to put in danger his or her reputation just because of a “publicity stunt.” Moreover, the journalist testifies to the scientists’ surprise during the opening of the slab: they hoped that the grave would be much lower than it was. Their conclusion: previously performed analyses with the instruments seemed to have been distorted by an electromagnetic disturbance.