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There are signs EVERYWHERE!! GOD is COMMANDING YOUR ATTENTION!! This morning as I prayed, I spoke with GOD about how to best use the time that I have left to post online. As you should know, our website will be taken down on the 25th of this month, unless we get some funds. I have around 500 articles already begun and there are more and more things happening everyday. I had no idea where to focus my attention. I prayed that GOD would help me to hear Him clearly and not allow me to waste a single moment.
My focus is SOULS… I reminded my FATHER that JESUS CAME TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE. When I read that years and years ago, it became the CRY OF MY HEART. I know that we are ALL CAPTIVES down here. We are all captive to something. Though certainly there are many people whose captivity is much more physical and obvious! It is the desire of my heart to see ALL CAPTIVES SET FREE!!
He led me once again to the SIGN OF JONAH, which I have been posting about already. BUT, I found some videos that give some very clear spiritual insights to the SIGN OF JONAH TODAY. Then He lead me to THE SIGN OF THE SHOUD and how it relates to the SIGN OF JONAH.
I pray that you will view the things posted below. GOD is speaking to those who will hear. DON’T MISS HIM.
I LOVE YOU ALL AND HOPE TO SEE YOU WHEN WE ARE ALL TOGETHER FOREVER. I LOVE YOU, BUT GOD LOVES YOU SO MUCH MORE! DON’T MISS THE ARK!
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New discoveries prove man on Shroud of Turin was ‘really crucified’
‘The more one studies it, the more surprises it holds.’
ROME, January 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Italian researchers have made a new discovery about the Shroud of Turin which they say strengthens the hypothesis that “the man of the Shroud was really crucified.”
In a new soon-to-be-released study, researchers have also identified the exact point where the lance pierced his side, and concluded that the bloodstains on what many believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus are “absolutely realistic.”
A new discovery
A preview of the new study was presented in the Italian daily La Stampa on January 2, 2019. Top researchers included Filippo Marchisio, head of Radiology at the Rivoli hospital, and well known Italian sindonologist, Pier Luigi Baima Bollone, a long-time professor of Forensic Medicine at the University of Turin and director of the International Centre of Sindonology.
The investigation started from the observation that the Man of the Shroud’s right arm appears to be six centimeters longer than the left one. The two scholars attribute this apparent anomaly to a fracture in the elbow or a dislocation in the shoulder, which is compatible with a crucifixion. They also took into account that the arms would have had to be forcibly bent to overcome the stiffness of the body at the time of burial.
The upper part of the arms and shoulders are no longer visible on the the Shroud because of damage caused by a fire in 1532, when the linen cloth was kept in Chambéry, in the chapel of the castle of the Dukes of Savoy. The six-centimeter difference between the right and left arm is therefore not immediately apparent to the naked eye.
But today, thanks to science and technology, researchers have reconstructed the entire section. Dr. Marchisio used CAT scanner at the Institute of Radiology in Turin, and a 32-year-old male volunteer with an athletic build similar to the man of the Shroud, to reconstruct the missing parts through an overlapping of images.
“The CT scan allows a perfect reproduction of the body, allowing us to reconstruct the missing parts without the subjectivity inherent in artistic creation,” Marchisio said. “The CT underscores the inconsistency of the position of the shoulders and hands, a further element that supports the hypothesis that the man of the Shroud was really crucified.”
Dr. Marchisio and Dr. Ballone also confirmed that the bloodstains on the Shroud of Turin are “absolutely realistic,” after a study last July questioned their authenticity.
The researchers also identified the exact point at which a lance pierced the victim’s side. They were thus able to identify the organs that were injured, “releasing an accumulation of blood in the pleural cavity,” i.e. the thin fluid-filled space between the two pulmonary pleurae of each lung.
Marchisio explained that “the blood mainly ran down on the right side, along a the channel formed by the arm contiguous to the body up to the elbow, and then it collected to form the belt of blood in the lumbar region.”
“The anatomical relations revealed by the reconstruction of the missing parts confirm it: it is the demonstration of the extraordinary nature and the coherence of the Shroud,” the researcher said. “The more one studies it, the more surprises it holds.”
Sceptics have claimed that the Shroud of Turin is a medieval forgery, a hoax perpetrated by a clever artist. But Italian researchers have also discredited a 1988 study that dated the Shroud to the Middle Ages.
The findings of another study conducted by Dr. Bollone, together with Grazia Mattutino, a criminologist of the Institute of Forensic Medicine of Turin, who has worked on important cases of judicial reporting, is also forthcoming.
The Turin Institute has kept some of the threads of the Shroud taken during research investigations in 1978. Analysis of these samples identified particles of gold, silver and lead on the linen, that came from its contact with the reliquary that housed the Holy Shroud. A type of algae was also identified, which may have been in the water used to extinguish the Chambéry fire. Mites, pollen, and particles from car pollution were also identified on the linen.
For centuries the Shroud had been kept in a case that was neither watertight nor up to modern standards for preservation.
Given the conditions through which the Shroud has passed, the Italian research team concluded that the carbon-testing conducted in 1988, which dated the Shroud’s origins to between 1260 and 1390, was not valid. They argue that the samples were taken from a very polluted corner which was also restored.
Dr. Alan D. Adler, a biochemist and member of the Shroud Conservation Commission, analyzed 15 fibers extracted from the Shroud sample used for the carbon-dating. After a comparison with 19 fibers from various other areas of the Shroud, Adler found such a high degree of pollution on the sample used for radiocarbon dating that he concluded it is not representative of the entire shroud.
The Holy Shroud, measuring 15 feet long by 4 feet wide and bearing the image of what appears to be a crucified man’s body believed by many to be Jesus of Nazareth, is housed in the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, Italy.
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The Shroud of Turin is a centuries old linen cloth that bears the image of a crucified man. A man that millions believe to be Jesus of Nazareth. Is it really the cloth that wrapped his crucified body, or is it simply a medieval forgery, a hoax perpetrated by some clever artist? Modern science has completed hundreds of thousands of hours of detailed study and intense research on the Shroud. It is, in fact, the single most studied artifact in human history, and we know more about it today than we ever have before. And yet, the controversy still rages. This web site will keep you abreast of current research, provide you with accurate data from the previous research and let you interact with the researchers themselves. We believe that if you have access to the facts, you can make up your own mind about the Shroud. Make sure you visit the page where you can Examine the Shroud of Turin for yourself. We hope you enjoy your visit. Barrie M. Schwortz, Editor.
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It Has A Rich History
The shroud has become so famous since it constitutes a huge biblical legend. This piece of cloth was said to have come from the tomb of Christ. The Shroud of Turin was taken from Judea to Constantinople. Over there, it was stored and kept safe for several centuries until it was discovered once more.
No One Expected To Find It There
In 1353, it appeared in a small church in the town of Lirey in France. However, the truth is that not a single soul knows how it got there in the first place. At any rate, the Catholic Church only made a public acknowledgement of its existence when it cropped up in such an unlikely location.
Tracing The History Of The Shroud
In the ‘80s, the Catholic Church finally gave its permission to have the shroud examined. With the help of radiocarbon dating technology, scientists analyzed the cloth and claimed that it was made anytime from 1260 to 1390. The implication is that this was fake. Of course, some people did not take this well.
The Results Were Dubious
As you can imagine, this did not sit well with many people. Critics and religious zealots alike claimed that researchers relied on patches of the shroud. You see, individual portions of the fabric might have different ages, depending on the time they were made. This could indeed lead to a wrong estimate.
A Wave Of Neutrons
The Gospel of Matthew said that upon the death of Jesus Christ, “The earth shook, the rocks split, and the tombs broke open.” This could mean that a huge earthquake took place. Geologists say that a strong one could release a wave of neutrons that can also lead to an inaccurate radiocarbon dating process.
They Extracted DNA From It
In 2015, a study was conducted by a team led by a geneticist by the name of Gianni Barcaccia. They extracted dust from the shroud and analyzed the resulting sample. The dust particles came with traces of not just plant DNA but also of human DNA! Could it actually have belonged to Jesus Christ?
From All Over The World
Barcaccia separated and then sequenced the sample. He relied on the human mitochondrial DNA that a child inherits from the mother. Based on the findings, the garment must have been touched at one point by people in East Africa, North Africa, and China! It is fascinating that they managed to trace all of that.
Both Plant And Human DNA
Aside from what they learned from the human DNA, the plant DNA offered a diverse lineage too. It looks like there is DNA from all over the world on it. Among other things, the shroud came with samples of European spruce trees, Mediterranean clovers, East Asian plum trees, and North American trees.
It Was Close Enough
In any case, the most prominent ones came from certain regions of the Caucasus and the Middle East. That might be an indication of where its origins. As a matter of fact, it is not a stretch to say that it came from somewhere near the alleged tomb of the Messiah himself.
An Abundance Of Human Haplotypes
Barcaccia shared something interesting about a specific haplotype that they found on the fabric. The team found out that one of the most prominent looked like it came from the Druze community. If you don’t know what it is, it is an ethnic group that can trace its origins back to parts of the Middle East.
The Fabric Had Indian Origins
It is interesting to note where they traced the oldest snippets of DNA on the Shroud of Turin from. The findings suggest that they had lineages found only in India. That piece of information came as a surprise. This suggests that the fabric was originally made in India. Somehow, it found itself in Europe.
Those Who Came Across It
Barcaccia shed more light on the matter recently. In an interview, he said, “In my opinion, it is hard to believe that in the past centuries… different subjects — such as priests, monks or nuns… of Indian ancestry — have had the possibility to come in contact with the shroud in France and/or Turin.”
The British Society Of The Turin Shroud
We are not even slightly surprised to hear that the results of the analysis have been disputed. Hugh Farley is an editor of the newsletter of the British Society of the Turin Shroud. He said that the results are not sufficient enough to answer the questions about the authenticity of the shroud.
They Did A Good Job
Hugh Farley made sure to acknowledge that the researchers did what they could. The problem is that it is not enough. “They’ve done a good job, and they’ve identified a number of species that mean, broadly speaking, nothing at all,” he explained. He does not think that it has led to conclusive results.
What A Geoscientist Had To Say
On the other hand, we have yet another critic in the form of a Danish geoscientist called Renee Enevold. She said that previous studies of pollen that had been performed on the fabric were unreliable. It has been pointed out as an issue. She does not think that the plant DNA has been linked to the real source.
It Has Been On Display For A While Now
Farey also made an excellent point by bringing up how the Shroud of Turin had been on display all over the globe for centuries. It is only natural that has been exposed to external elements. It might not look possible that the shroud came from the United States, but there are many other possibilities.
The Indian DNA
He might be of the belief that the Shroud of Turin is a forgery, but he is not entirely convinced either. Farey has argued that the Indian DNA sample might have come from an older analysis. For the sake of context, it underwent a scientific study back in the 20th century as well.
Keep An Open Mind For Now
What is it going to take to convince Farey? According to him, scientists need to run tests on the flax seed that made up the piece of linen. This has yet to be accomplished. He insisted, “The proper thing to do is to maintain an open mind at the moment.” That sounds like a good idea.
With New Technology
In the end, it might be solved with the help of more advanced scientific methods. Geologists now have the means to learn the origins of a rock with precision. There is a good chance that we will reach a more definitive answer in the near future. However, the shroud is not the only religious mystery out there.
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by Pam Moon – Academia.edu – June 7, 2021. Here is the abstract:
“The blood flow on the forehead of the Man of the Shroud of Turin is highly noticeable. This paper examines subjective symbolic and theological interpretations of meaning in the shape of the blood flow. Biblical arguments for Jesus as the third Person of the Trinity are central to these meditations on meaning. It starts with the hypothesis that the Shroud wrapped Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus was steeped in his Jewish heritage and yet he claimed to be God. The paper suggests that it is possible the Man of the Shroud has the Hebrew name of God (ש; shin) written in blood on his forehead. Similarly, the shape of the blood flow hints at the Shekhinah Glory of God, the words of the Shema Yisrael and the sacrificial blood of the Jesus on the cross, seen in the light of the story of the Passover. The paper also looks at Karen Jacks and Russ Breault’s hypotheses about the Golden Gate in Jerusalem and the eschatological promises at the end of time, and at the nature of Jesus as the ‘King of Righteousness.’ Finally it examines the prophecy of Revelation where the servants of God will ‘see his Face and his Name will be on their foreheads’ and challenges Christian readers to seek the Face of God.”
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In conclusion, the shapes of the blood flow on the forehead of the Man of the Shroud appearto have rich symbolism and meaning. These hypotheses suggest the blood patterns visually associate Jesus, with God, pointing to his divinity and his part in the Trinity of Father,Son and Holy Spirit: “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father” John 14:9. They point tothe salvation from sin and death found in the blood of Christ. They look forward to the SecondComing of Christ at the end of time, through the Golden Gate. They challenge us to obey theteachings of Christ and live lives devoted to love and service for God. As God blesses us, soshould we bless and thank God in our daily lives. Finally, they prophetically illuminate theworld to come, when we too may have his name written on our foreheads.