Shroud of turin and carbon 14 dating dating rescue
An exact copy of the Shroud of Turin, the linen cloth that wrapped the body of Jesus Christ, is displayed at the chapel of the Cahtholic Armenian patriarch's residence in an east Beirut neighbourhood (JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images) Sceptics may dismiss the Turin Shroud, but there is good evidence the relic is authentic A verse in the epistle to the Hebrews asserts that faith is “the substance of things hoped for – the evidence of things not seen.” The resurrection of Jesus Christ is an event forever hoped for, but it is also an event unseen.Believers in the Shroud of Turin, however, insist that the Shroud is the substance of this hope and the evidence of this unseen event.In addition, traces of the spices used for Jewish burial have been discovered. The bloodstains on the Shroud are real human blood, not paint.The flow of the blood accurately reflects crucifixion and subsequent burial.
However, a good detective does not rely on one piece of evidence. Here are the pieces of evidence which I find compelling. It is not a stain, nor is it painted on the Shroud.The most recent critique argues that the samples used for the 1987 test were taken from an edge of the Shroud that was not simply patched in the middle ages, but patched with a difficult-to-detect interweaving.The Carbon-14 tests (it is argued) were therefore compromised.Like a tennis ball, the hypotheses are whacked back and forth.One scientist proposes a new idea of how the mysterious Shroud could have been produced only to have another researcher argue that it was impossible.