the real Face of Jesus
New technology and research documentary on the History Channel
When I heard about this new technology research, it sparked my interest again. Behold a documentary was released on the History Channel pertaining to the imaging of the Shroud and the reconstruction of the image into a new 3rd dimensional view with this new and amazing technology.
a note: It does not change my belief in Jesus because of what he might have looked like...it doesn't matter to me.
I can not criticize or condemn this research, after all it is research and we can take it as such. I find things like this interesting and love watching TV programs related to investigations that are based on Judaic and Christian history.
An Amazing Show - on the History Channel
Using cutting-edge 3D Technology - a digital wizard has reconstructed the image of Jesus
Ray Downing of Studio Macbeth, a digital wizard has reconstructed important figures from past history, including Abraham Lincoln, using over 100 photographs to base their reconstructive imaging.
However this project on Jesus' image has only one guide to help them out, and that is the Shroud of Turin. A 14 foot long piece of ancient linen bearing a ghostly image of a man that had been crucified...included on this linen identified blood stains.
Using cutting-edge 3D technology by a team of computer graphic artists, helped to answer questions that have interested many captivated artists, scholars and theologians for years...and that is, "What did Jesus Christ look like?"
Artist's in the past relied on the Shroud Image to produce an image of Jesus - now with new tools we will have more answers
Researchers are relying on new software and the use of new tools of sophisticated electronics. This includes the knowledge of scientists and researchers who have in the past worked on the Shroud of Turin, and now have been able to answer many unanswered questions.
Bringing in the knowledge of John Jackson from the Colorado Turin Shroud Center, who had exclusive access to the cloth in 1978 for five days of scientific examination. Jackson and others had an idea that the image on the Shroud of Turin contains unique 3rd dimensional information coming from the variations of shading with the proximity of the closeness of the body and linen.
Yes, with the new technology they have been able to make a new 3rd dimensional figure... this with the accounting of distortions of the image because of the wrapping of the linen...with the new tool, they now bring in a view of an accurate image of the man in the Shroud.
Depicting Jesus' image are varied - and can be seen in many paintings
It took centuries to establish a common appearance of Jesus. Each country and artist had their interpretations, and that was mostly through their church and country origin.
In some of the Orthodoxy churches you had the image represent the Shroud of Turin this being their interpretation of the linen image...most are seen in Icon images of Christ...and very similar to the Shroud.
At some point in time you started to see narrative scenes and paintings of the Holy family....again according to the churches beliefs.
I doubt seriously God would have made Jesus strikingly handsome, as that would have been a distraction, however some artist's started to make Jesus look European with lighter hair and features including blue eyes.
I had a vision for many years what I thought Jesus looked like, and that can be seen in the painting I did of him holding the world.
Then there is the Shroud...results of tests
So Joseph took the body, wrapped it in clean, fine linen, and placed it in his new tomb, which he had cut into the rock. He left after rolling a great stone against the entrance of the tomb.
1. Presented by Sir Geoffrey II de Charney in a French Church 1357
2. First scientific examination of the shroud began in Paris at a medical school in 1898 by an atheist Yves Delage.
3. The body was not washed because it had to be buried before the Sabbath, Jewish scholar Prof. V.Tunkel explained.
4. A prophecy said that His legs were not to be broken
5. There was no decomposition of the body
6. K. Stevenson and other researchers discovered flat coin-shaped object on both eyes, coins minted by Pilate.
7. In 1973 Dr.Max Frei lifted microscopic pollen fibers from the linen, Spring plants only grown in Jerusalem.
8. The crown of thistle tumbleweed was also grown only in Israel.
9. Dirt on the heel was not proven by earlier tests to be from the Jerusalem area but new tests reveal most likely it was (but what artist would have thought of that?)
10. Are you leaning towards the scientific evidence or a painting of a shroud? I for one find it hard to believe way back when, that someone painting this linen would have thought to put in the pollen, dirt and blood in the event someone would research all this.
Was there a face cloth?
(John 20:7) and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself.
(The Sudarium is sometimes called the other Shroud, or more correctly the face-cloth of Christ. Interestingly enough it matches up to the Shroud of Turin face image, just with more blood.)
Ray Jackson and his team realized that the fabric would have been wrapped around the face of the man buried beneath it, and this caused a distortion for imaging...the new imaging technology was able to remove these distortions to see the face more clearly.
I have always felt there was a "face cloth" underneath the Shroud, maybe this is why they didn't get an accurate image before...but that is just my personal opinion
My take on this - and only my personal opinion...
I have never believed in Christian relics as holiness of them, by that I mean kissing an object, praying to it, or revering it...to me that is a false idol and in the Bible is says...
2nd commandment: "Do not make an image or any likeness of what is in the heavens above...This prohibits the construction or fashioning of "idols" in the likeness of created things (beasts, fish, birds, people) and worshiping them.."
When I got my first computer I happen to run across a Catholic website that featured the Shroud of Turin, including information of the then research. The timing of this was unique as it was Easter time, and I felt it was a sign for me to read and make my own choices in either believing or not.
I finished reading every page and I was in tears, I felt ashamed that I never thought of the terrible suffering a human being had to endure, yet alone my beloved Jesus. I cried for days feeling guilty of not realizing the pain and suffering of one man.
Since I'm a Christian I believe in Jesus Christ as my Savior and that He came to save us for our eternal life through His suffering, His resurrection and for the forgiveness of sin.
I felt that I was not worthy of His suffering and dealt with this in prayer...my burden was lifted when I really understood and comprehended it all...and that was through endless prayer and the reading of Scripture.
I don't even know if I believe in the Shroud as being the real thing, I just found the research interesting. I don't need an object of proof to convince me that Jesus is Lord...what I needed was the information given to me about the suffering, how real it was reading about the Shroud. I had a new understanding for the Love that Jesus has for me, and for all of us.
We have a choice in Life to believe in Him or not, it is a choice! I choose to believe, and yet I can't prove to you there is a God or Jesus, but you can't prove to me there isn't one either...I live by Faith and understanding, even though I can not see, touch or hear...I know there is a God!
As far as the image from the Shroud, it would be wonderful to have something that would bring people to Christ and eternal life, but a proven fact of an object will not make you believe from your heart. It is an experience, and no one can express it unless it has been experienced. I pray that somehow there is someone out there that reads this, and a seed is planted to want to know more about Jesus...that's all, because God does the rest.
No matter what we think Jesus looks like, it should not matter, our faith in Him is endless, regardless of what image they have. So having said that, I want to make disciples not converts to my opinion...
I have this book
I have the book Jesus the Great Debate and it's one of my favorite books, as I mentioned before...one of the most interesting books I've read...the content is well researched and is fascinating. The question of "Who do you say that I am?" brings up the great debate of Jesus' identity...but this wonderfully researched subject including many studies, brings up evidence making a good argument that Jesus is the Messiah.
Grant Jeffrey was an internationally recognized author on the subjects of Bible prophecy and history...
I also think the other books seen here would be interesting to read and finding all the different theories expressed about this subject.
The Changing Faces of Jesus
There are some great books to explore what Jesus might have looked like...Honestly I just don't understand why that would be so important over the fact He came to save us, and his looks have nothing to do with it.
Choose one of the books on Amazon, and then you can come to your own conclusions.
Whether you believe this or not, one must admit the technology including the interesting conclusions of research, makes it hard to disbelieve.
Again it was hard for me to watch this, seeing how terribly bloody from the excessive beatings that Jesus was subject to, this actually being an anomaly.
The image is amazing and believable, but one must not allow this to be an image to revere, as we are to have Faith without any of this knowledge.
Maybe we are at the end of times, and all this is being revealed to us for a reason...I don't know.
An interesting show with advanced technology...just like the new software that can show us the bottom of the ocean without water...just amazing!
Do you believe this might be the real new face of Jesus?
Link List pertaining to the real Face of Jesus - and the Shroud of Turin
- The Shroud of Turin - The Real Face of Jesus - TV Shows - HISTORY community - Message Board
The Shroud of Turin...see what people discuss, amazing how angry and intolerant one can get with this subject...so sad.
- Computer recreates Jesus' face for History Channel - NYPOST.com
News flash: Jesus was five-foot-eight, quite swarthy, not blond and looked nothing like James Caviezel or Willem Dafoe.
- Is this the face of Jesus Christ?
The world will have an extraordinary opportunity to look upon what may be an undistorted, never-before-seen, moving 3-D portrait of a man who many think may be the crucified Jesus Christ. In just one week, graphic experts will bring to life an imprin
- The Sudarium, the Face-Cloth of Christ
Â Homily during a pilgrimage to Oviedo, Spain by Fr. Tommy LaneThe Sudarium is in the Cathedral of San Salvador in Oviedo, Spain. It is displayed to the public three times a year, on Good Friday, the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross on September 14
- Is the Shroud of Turin authentic?
Is the Shroud of Turin authentic? Is the Shroud of Turin really the burial cloth that was placed on Jesus in His tomb?
Who Do YOU Say That I Am? - Matthew 16:13-16
For those who have chosen to reject Christ's gift of eternal life through salvation..have a choice...
In the Bible it says we will stand before Jesus Christ at the end of our lives to answer the question: Who do you say I am? (Matthew 16:13-16)
American King James Version (Acts 4:12)
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
If you have a choice of either, there being "nothing" or having "eternal life of love with our Lord," and neither one of us can prove either, I choose the later...
How wonderful, it is YOUR choice, it's so easy and it's given to you Free!
The image I grew up with
Created on 03/30/2010
What you are is God's gift to you, what you do with yourself is your gift to God: Danish Proverb
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