Monday, March 03, 2014

EVIDENCE THAT THE SHROUD OF TURIN DEPICTS CHRIST CRUCIFIED (and does NOT resemble Prince William!)

This article focuses on evidence supporting the belief that the Shroud of Turin, which depicts a front and back image of the entire body of a crucified man, actually depicts the crucified Christ at the moment of His resurrection from the dead. As such, it has been the subject of intense research and debate for centuries.

The faint image upon the Shroud reveals a well-formed, bearded man that was fit, trim, broad-shouldered, and almost 6 feet tall. Furthermore, this man had wounds that are consistent with a severe scourging of the body with whips followed by crucifixion. The wounds that can be detected on the body include multiple whip marks all over the front and back of the body, a spear wound to the side, nail holes in the ankles and wrists, and blood flows from the head from deep puncture wounds such as those that could have been caused by a crown of thorns.

Portrait Based On Shroud
Interestingly, there is evidence on the image of the Shroud that the eyes of the dead man depicted on it had been covered with two coins, which show up as round spots on the eye sockets in the image. This was a custom done in ancient times to provide the deceased with the coins necessary to pay the ferryman to take them across the river dividing the land of the living from Elysium, Hades, or Sheol, which is what the ancients called the abode of the dead.

Fascinatingly, a river is depicted extending downward in a wide arc from the feet of the constellation Orion in the heavens. This celestial river is the constellation called “Eridanus” after the Jordan River. Also interesting to note is that Orion depicts the resurrected Christ as a conquering King wearing a belt that depicts His crucifixion between two robbers. The crosses on Golgotha are depicted by the three bright belt stars of Orion’s Belt. Even the blood that flowed from those crosses is depicted in the Orion Nebula and Horsehead Nebula near to those three bright stars. The Horsehead Nebula can be seen south of the star “Al Nitak” in the graphic below:
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Recent tests done on the Shroud that dated it to the Middle Ages used corner swatches that were portions of the Shroud that had been repaired with medieval era cloth. This had been woven into the much older fabric of the Shroud after it had been damaged in a fire back then.

Not surprisingly, new tests done in Italy on the older portions of the Shroud in 2013 have concluded that the Shroud can be dated as far back as the first centuries before Christ. Furthermore, microscopic examinations of the cloth that were done in the 1970’s and recently have turned up soil and pollen samples that are native to Judea.

Here is a link to an article about the most recent findings on the Shroud that appear to prove its authenticity:

Research Dates Jesus’ Alleged Burial Shroud
To 1st Century, Suggest It’s Real

Objections to the Shroud’s authenticity as the alleged burial cloth of Christ are often based on a supposed lack of Biblical evidence for the Shroud. However, as shown in the composite graphic that I created and uploaded below, there is no doubt that the Shroud of Turin did cover the entire head of the man depicted on it, as the Gospel of John suggests. Please open this graphic to a larger size to see all the important details on it clearly:

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John’s Gospel states that a separate cloth had been placed over the head of Christ’s body, just as the Shroud had obviously been, as seen in the photographic collage above. Here are two translations of that section of the Bible supporting the authenticity of the Shroud as the possible one-piece Burial Cloth that covered Yahshua’s head when He was prepared for burial:

“Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, 7 as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen.” - John 20:6-7 (NIV)

 “Then, following him, Shim‘on Kefa arrived, entered the tomb and saw the burial-sheets lying there, 7 also the cloth that had been around his head, lying not with the sheets but in a separate place and still folded up.” - John 20:6-7 (CJB) 

These Scriptures tell us that, when Yahshua’s disciples went inside the tomb, they saw the burial sheets or strips of cloth lying there, as well as a separate cloth that had been folded up and placed apart from the other strips of linen that Yahshua’s body had been bound with. This folded piece of cloth was likely the Burial Shroud that had covered the entire body after it had been embalmed.
Steps To Portrait Drawn From The Shroud of Turin
Scripture also tells us that Yahshua was buried in a wealthy man’s private stone-cut tomb. Furthermore, the description given of how Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus prepared Yahshua’s body for burial by binding it in spice-soaked strips of linen comply with procedures that were followed for preparing the body for burial in ancient times, especially the wealthier classes living in Judea. Judging by the amount of myrrh and aloes that Nicodemus brought to embalm Yahshua’s body with, which Scripture states was about 100 pounds’ worth, Yahshua was indeed buried in the manner of a rich man:

“After this, Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took the body of Jesus. 39 And Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds. 40 Then they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in strips of linen with the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury. 41 Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid.42 So there they laid Jesus, because of the Jews’ Preparation Day, for the tomb was nearby.” - John 19:38-42 (NKJ)

Note how this scripture tells us how Yahshua’s body was embalmed with strips of linen soaked with spices, which included the aloe gels and myrrh resins that Nicodemus had brought. My own research into ancient burial customs shows what Joseph and Nicodemus may have done to embalm Yahshua’s body. The embalming methods used by the wealthy at the time of Christ included the following steps.

1. The body was washed, then anointed with fragrant and purifying oils and sprinkled with a germ-killing herb and spice blend.

2. The body and head were then wrapped in several long strips of linen that had been soaked in aloes and fragrant oils, and sprinkled with the same spice blend on the body.

3. Over this, for the wealthy, a burial shroud of one piece was often placed, and then tied into position by strips of linen or rope.

This is why the wealthy man Lazarus, who had his own villa in Bethany, a suburb of Jerusalem, had to be unbound after he rose from the dead. He was likely bound up as Yahshua had been.

Since the Gospel of John states that Lazarus walked out of the tomb on his own, his legs apparently had kicked open the bottom of the shroud covering him enough for him to walk. The Scriptures also say that Lazarus was still bound hand and foot by his grave clothes and needed human assistance to get the shroud, embalming strips, and binds wrapped over and around him completely off:

“Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come forth!’ 44 And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, ‘Loose him, and let him go.’” - John 11:43-44 (NKJ)

Thus, the raising of Lazarus gives us a clear idea of how bodies were prepared for burial in ancient Judea. Although none of this can prove that the image on the Shroud depicts the crucified body of Yahshua, it does indicate that there is no reason to doubt that the Shroud couldn’t be authentic, despite the claims by numerous doubters that it was a medieval forgery.

Some who insist the Shroud is a painted forgery say that it was created by Leonardo DaVinci as a slick prank, and that the face on the shroud is a painted image of Leonardo DaVinci himself. This composite image showing Leonardo’s hand drawn self portrait next to the Shroud image didn’t convince me, however. There are too many glaring differences between the images, especially in the length of the nose and face, and in the height and shape of eyebrows and forehead:

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There are still others who claim that the Shroud is authentic, but that it was used to gather Yahshua’s DNA from the bloodstains on the cloth to create a clone of Christ. They also assert that this cloned copy of Yahshua is none other than Prince William of the United Kingdom.

Although I do think that Prince William’s father Prince Charles is a definite candidate for the Antichrist or leader of the Illuminati, I am not convinced that Price William is a Clone of Christ, or that his face actually resembles the face on the Shroud.

Personally, I think William looks very much like his English mother Princess Diana, and not like a Jewish man at all. I have researched this myself and don’t see a perfect correlation between the features on the face on the Shroud and the face of William.

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As the image above shows, the features on the Shroud and William’s face are NOT the same or even similar. To start with, the face on the Shroud has a longer nose, broader chin, much larger and deeper-set eye sockets, a larger space between eye and brow, and much higher cheek bones than those on Prince William’s face: 

Another distinct difference is that 2013 images of Prince William show that he is beginning to go bald. William, who turned 30 in 2012 and thus was around the same age as Yahshua when he was photographed in 2013, was showing a significant loss of hair. Below is a photo of Prince William holding his newborn son Prince George on July 23rd, 2013: 

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This is much different than the man depicted on the Shroud, who appears to have had a heavy head of hair that can be seen framing either side of his aristocratic face. In short, Prince William and the man on the Shroud DO NOT look alike!

I, for one, believe that the Shroud of Turin is indeed the Burial Cloth that was wrapped around the embalmed body of Yahshua and over His head, and that the image on this Shroud was created by the energy released at the very moment of His resurrection from the dead.

Ultimately, the choice to believe whether the Shroud of Turin is the authentic Burial Cloth of Christ or not depends on one’s faith in the Gospels, as well as in the power of miracles. Because, if this Shroud is indeed the cloth that covered Yahshua’s head that was found folded up in the tomb where He had been laid, then it truly is a miracle that it not only contains Christ’s crucified image at the moment of His resurrection, but that it has survived all these years to remain as a testimony to the power of God and His Son to resurrect the dead, starting with Yahshua Himself.

Your Sister in Yahshua,
Helena Lehman of the
Pillar of Enoch Ministry

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