It has been noted that if the shroud were really wrapped over a body there should be a space where the two heads meet.It has also been noted that there is a space where the front and back of the head meet, and that what appears to be the outline of the back of the head is a water stain.In the early 20th century experts in the field of archaeology insisted that no civilization even existed in UR of the Chaldeans when the Bible records that Abraham lived there.On the basis that no evidence was currently available they declared Abraham a mythical character.(Editor's Note: I am very pleased to make this collection of articles and letters available on this website and wish to thank the following organizations and individuals for granting permission to reprint their materials: the Biblical Archaeology Society and Bridget Young, its Executive Director, Gary Vikan, Walter C. Albert Dreisbach, Mark Guscin, Joseph Marino, Emanuela Marinelli, Gino Zaninotto, Dr. Mc Crone - Sidebar to Original Article Letters to the Editor - Reader responses published by Biblical Archaeology Review Deconstructing the "Debunking" of the Shroud by Daniel Scavone and an international group of researchers - Previously unpublished responses to the article Comments on the Radiocarbon Dating of the Turin Shroud by Dr. Karlheinz Dietz, John Markwardt, Mario Latendresse, Rev. Debunking The Shroud: Made by Human Hands by Gary Vikan - Original Article reprinted from Biblical Archaeology Review The Shroud Painting Explained by Walter C.
Even though it is an Ancient Book, the Bible remains up -to-date and completely relevant for us today. It has survived the examination of critics, it is truly the world's greatest book! "All scripture is given by the inspiration of God and is profitable..." (II Timothy )Of course the Bible does include the writings of many different men spanning across time.
"All empirical evidence and logical reasoning concerning the shroud of Turin will lead any objective, rational person to the firm conclusion that the shroud is an artifact created by an artist in the fourteenth-century."The "shroud" of Turin is a woven cloth about 14 feet long and 3.5 feet wide with an image of a man on it.
Actually, it has two images, one frontal and one rear, with the heads meeting in the middle.
Guillermo Gonzalez for sending me the issue of BAR with the Shroud article last November and encouraging me to act on it.
Stephen Mattingly - Previously unpublished response to the article "A Letter to Hershel Shanks, Editor of BAR" by Dr.