The Shroud Of Turin: The Controversy Of Burial

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“Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews to bury” (King James Bible, John 19.40). Around Easter time, churches begin to have sermons about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. After Jesus died on the cross, Joseph wrapped him in linen and placed him in a tomb. As Jesus rose from the dead, the linen cloth that was placed on top of him was left behind. Controversy is still a problem today whether the Shroud of Turin is truly the linen that covered Jesus’s body. According to faith and tests done on the Shroud of Turin brings the conclusion that it was a role in Jesus’s burial. Judas, one of the disciples, betrayed Jesus. He brought a mob of Roman soldiers and told them to wait until he kissed Jesus on the cheek. Judas did the deed and the soldiers arrested Jesus in front of all the disciples. Jesus was whipped, beaten…show more content…
Knowing that the cloth has been through centuries of movement and damage, there were still only small pieces tested. In 1532, the shroud went through a fire in the chapel. During the fire, melting drops of silver fell onto the cloth. The fire would result in carbon isotopes that contaminated the fibers of the linen. Because of the carbon isotopes, bacteria and other types of fungi would have contaminated the tests to be incorrect (Wild). Another factor that could have skewed the results is a picture captured of the scientists the day of the exposition. In this picture, the scientists were taking samples near a burn and watermark. Since the nuns replaced the damaged pieces of the shroud, the scientists could have possibly been testing fabrics that are more modern (“Shroud of Turin”). Over the years, damp stains became noticeable and someone could have possibly washed or cleaned the linen. The question stands if the later years of the cloth could have contaminated the carbon 14 test to give the incorrect

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