Whatever the Shroud of Turin is, it is NOT the linen burial covering of Jesus.

Here’s why:

1.)  Jesus was not wrapped in a single linen sheet. 

Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself.   Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed;  John 20:6-8

Two or more linen cloths covered the body of Jesus and another single cloth covered his head.  Therefore, a single sheet showing his face and entire body is obviously fraudulent.

2.)  Whether Jesus had long hair or not, the way the hair is hanging, draped along the face, is inconsistent with the way long, blood-matted hair would lay were someone wrapped horizontally.

3.)  Jesus’ body was prepared for burial with approximately 75 pounds of spices yet the shroud contains no trace of them.

Nicodemus also, who earlier had come to Jesus by night, came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five poundsin weight. So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews. 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.  John 19:39-41

4.)  First Century burial cloths were a plain weave, yet this one is a complex herringbone twill weave, consistent with the 14 Century from which this fake originates and carbon dates.

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