Pastor Rick Dietzman - March 2015
handout outline: sequimcommunitychurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/CFJ-Shroud-of-Turin-handout-.doc
Popular and relevant Shroud of Turin questions answered in an hour, in ways that make sense:
1. Was a burial shroud mentioned in the Bible? Yes, you can actually see it when you examine the Greek.
2. Was the C14 dating accurate? Raymond Rogers is my dad's cousin. I looked up what his research said since he was a member of the select scientific team which evaluated the shroud in 1978. In 2005, to his surprise, he found evidence that the C14 dating samples were different than the rest of the shroud. My presentation clearly shows his process of discovery and its logic.
3. Is there a convincing origin story for the shroud? Actually, yes, and I only include the really rock solid version which by AD 800 is linking a historic relic of "the face of Jesus on a cloth" with a larger sheet containing an image of his whole body. Legends about this image point back to the time of Christ. Watch the story and the latest discovery in 2002 of a Mosaic tile found in the archives of the Edessa archeological museum that may be the oldest depiction of Jesus. (And yes incidentally, it is shown in the 2009 catalog of the museum today) It is most likely the model for all of the Christian art that followed. Was this tile or an image similar to it located on an archway of the city of Edessa in the time right after Jesus rose from the dead? That's what the legend says. Take a look.
Other "Case For" topics by Rick Dietzman
Watch the talk and download notes for the entire series:
The Case for Genesis part 1: Ancient Hebrew Writings - June 2018 at vimeo.com/273318511
The Case for Genesis part 2: Ancient History Revisited - June 2018 at vimeo.com/274269180
The Case for Genesis part 3: Day Ages view - June 2018 at vimeo.com/275926681
The Case for Genesis part 4: Stories Time Theology - June 2018 at vimeo.com/277032509
The Case for Genesis part 5: Who was Adam? - July 2018 at vimeo.com/277916120
The Case for Genesis part 6: Was the flood global? - July 2018 at vimeo.com/279003546
More "Case For" topics by Rick Dietzman
The Case for Exodus - Route Possibilities - November 2017 at vimeo.com/243795012
The Case for Jesus - Shroud of Turin - March 2015 at vimeo.com/123026255