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Shroud of Turin: Scientist's explanation supports Bible account

An Italian scientist has suggested that an 8.2-magnitude earthquake that has been documented to have rocked Jerusalem in 33 A.D. may have provided the catalyst for the image imprinted on the historic Shroud of Turin. According to USA Today on Feb. 12, Professor Alberto Carpinteri's research into piezonuclear fission reactions has led him to believe that an earthquake could have caused the emission of neutrons that induced the image on the fibers. The neutrons could have also altered the carbon-14 dating that indicated its age at 728 when testing was done in 1988.

The Bible tells of an earthquake after Jesus died on the cross.
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The ancient relic is purported to be the burial cloth that Jesus was buried in, but the Catholic church has not made a definitive declaration of its authenticity. This theory developed by Carpinteri and the team at Politecnico di Torino in Italy actually supports the Biblical record regarding a significant earthquake in 33 A.D. The events surrounding the death of Jesus Christ in Mathew 27 are as follows from the King James Version on BibleHub.

50Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. 51And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; 52And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, 53And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. 54Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

It is always interesting when science supports the accuracy of the Holy Bible texts.

You can read here about Hitler's fascination with the Shroud of Turin.

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