A research team led by Alberto Carpinteri of the Politecnico di Torino in Italy hypothesized in a newly published study that an earthquake that hit Jerusalem in 33 C. may have been strong enough to cause neutron radiation.This phenomenon in turn may have created the images on the shroud through radiation imagery as well as corrupted the radiocarbon testing conducted on the shroud in the 1980s.
Carpinteri’s research—on piezonuclear fission—has courted so much controversy that in 2012, the Italian research minister conceded to a call by over 1,000 scientists from Italy and abroad to take a closer look at the research program.
Read more about Carpinteri’s hypothesis on the Shroud of Turin.
But why they wouldn’t realize its true size is hard to fathom.) In 1204 Knights of the Temple of Solomon (an order of monk-knights, also known as the Knights Templar) of the Fourth Crusade reportedly took the cloth—whether the Mandylion or the shroud—to France.
It remained in France until sometime during the early 1300s, when it was removed to England for safekeeping after King Philip IV of France destroyed and confiscated properties owned by the Knights of the Temple of Solomon.
Abgar was severely ill with what scholars now believe may have been leprosy.
However, after Abgar touched the cloth, he was miraculously healed.
At the outset, they reassure the reader of their honest and objective approach by pointing out that since the time of the first book’s publication, Habermas has become slightly less optimistic, whereas Stevenson has remained equally convinced of the Shroud’s authenticity (p. In their latest work, the authors give the pertinent data, and they ask the reader to draw his or her own conclusions. The dating samples of the Shroud were all taken from the same area near some patches known to have been sewn into the shroud in the 16th century after a fire burned some holes in it in 1532. Detailed photographs and computer enhanced imaging (including some in color) clearly show these injuries.
Although the subject of the Shroud has evoked much emotional response from both sides throughout the centuries, authors Stevenson and Habermas provide a detailed, scientific approach to the study in The Shroud and the Controversy. The authors point out, however, that the STURP team did not follow the prescribed C-14 method which must test samples from totally different parts of an artifact. The wounds suffered by Christ as recorded in the Gospels-from the scourging, the crown of thorns, and the beating of His face, to the crucifixion itself (nail wounds and spear wound)-all are evidenced in the image of the Shroud.
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Some believers today say that the Mandylion was the shroud, folded into eighths to make a small square, leaving only the face visible.