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Is This the Real Face of Jesus?

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New technology and research documentary on the History Channel

A few years back I became very interested in the Shroud of Turin, and in particular after reading the book by Grant Jeffrey "Jesus the Great Debate"

When I heard about this new research technology 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 Jesus’ image into a new and amazing 3 dimensional view.

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’t 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 -

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Cutting-edge 3D Technology - a digital reconstructed 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?"

The Shroud...

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Scripture and some Historical Facts

Matthew 27:59-60
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.

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Some interesting Facts:

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.

Relying on the Shroud Image for Likeness of Jesus

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Now relying on new software

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 imaging 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.

Varied Image Interpretations in Paintings

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Jesus’ appearance

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 here in my blue painting of Jesus holding the world.

My vision of Jesus…right after 911

“Peace I leave with you.... John 14:27

“Peace I leave with you.... John 14:27

Inspirational verse for my Paintings’ title

John 14:27. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

This very verse came into my mind and it inspired my painting. I gave the painting to a friend who has a Ministry in Texas.

The Changing Faces of Jesus

Was there a Face Cloth?

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Jesus face cloth

Yes, according to scripture…

(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.

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(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

Relics are Idols - Not to be Revered or Worshiped

I have never believed in Christian relics as holiness, by that I mean kissing an object, praying to it, or revering it...to me that is a false idol and in the Bible it 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 for me, 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 also 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 with Him…through His suffering and resurrection - all this for the forgiveness of sin and eternal life..

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. Praise God for His ever-loving kindness!

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This research does not change my Christian belief

Whether the Shroud is real is not doesn’t change my Christian belief. 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

This technology has an interesting conclusion

You 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 Shroud 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!

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Who Do You Say That I Am? Matthew 16:13-16

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For those who have “chosen” to reject Christs’ gift of eternal life through salvation, have indeed a Free Will Choice given to us from God.

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...either there being "nothing, or having Eternal Life of Love with our Lord," 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

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© 2010 Delia

A comment is Welcomed, it is your choice!

Deeann on June 09, 2019:

I tought Jesus had kinda long brown hair and brown eyes beard and mustace.but it dosnt really matter.Jesus will always be my king savior and master.

Nell Rose from England on March 24, 2015:

We haven't seen that over here yet, or maybe I missed it, but its interesting to see that they found grains from Jerusalem in the cloth, I always believed that the shroud was a fake made by Leonardo D'Avinci, and it was his face that was on the cloth, I remember seeing a programme about it, interesting stuff, nell

Emily Tack from USA on March 18, 2015:

Great job, Delia! I also believe, and really enjoyed reading this!

Delia (author) on July 18, 2014:

@shellys-space: You know it's human to try to visualize Jesus, but it doesn't matter what He looks like, because it's about Who He Is! There is no debate for me <3

Shelly Sellers from Midwest U.S.A. on July 18, 2014:

I did see the documentary and I know there are many debates about the "real face of Jesus". I know someday I will meet Him "face to face" and be in in such awe, I will fall down and praise Him!

Marianne Gardner from Pacific NW, USA on November 24, 2013:

Words cannot express!

I love your painting. So beautiful! I'm glad you made this lens.

Sundaycoffee on October 21, 2013:

I feel the same - that I am not worthy of His suffering. And I feel guilty because I too made Him suffer...

Your painting is very beautiful.

othellos on August 29, 2013:

Thank you for publishing this lens. It was an enjoyable read.

SBPI Inc on July 10, 2013:

I Love your words, beliefs and yes your lens. You place God in his rightful 1st place in you life. Thank you for all you have provided. Jonathan

Liz Mackay from United Kingdom on April 05, 2013:

Great, balanced lens.

John Norman Stewart from Cottonwood, CA on March 30, 2013:

It is definitely the season. Great lens! :)

Elastara on February 27, 2013:

Thanks for sharing with us the Real Face of Jesus.

It is great to know and see how He looks like :).

anonymous on February 16, 2013:

Enjoyed your lens.

Dawn Romine from Nebraska on February 13, 2013:

I'm going to have to come back here and watch the whole show and not start it at midnight. It looks fantastic and I really think it's the actual Shroud and not a painting. Love this lens.

anonymous on December 09, 2012:

Very interesting lens. I see the documentary first came out in 2010, so when I went looking for it, I am not finding it anywhere, including Netflix. So hoping History will rerun it sometime. And your painting is wonderful; you are blessed with a great talent.

anonymous on November 14, 2012:

Love this lens. thank you very much.

mrducksmrnot on November 07, 2012:

Well written and a big Thank You for your belief. I'm looking forward to the day that I will be in my heavenly home with my Savior Jesus Christ. At that moment I will know what he looks like and that is all that matter's to me. Being Saved is what is important as you stated in this lens and those who believe know without a doubt they are saved and will one day be with our Savior Jesus Christ. What a day, wonderful day, that will be.. AMEN God Bless You for this lens.

kwagga on October 25, 2012:

Awesome lens - very interesting. I came across this topic a few years ago, but here's the whole shebang in one nutshell. Although I don't think it is Jesus' facecloth, He did use it to make the headlines :) Having said that, the tests you mentioned, the pollen, the thorn-crown with thistle-weed only found in Jerusalem.... hmmm, interesting! Yet the pennies on the eyes - hmmm, does not make sense - many were executioned on a cross back then. But one does wonder... either way, a stark reminder of of the payment for sin. NeilArmstrong once commented, "Greater than man walking on the moon was the Son of God walking on earth".

siobhanryan on October 04, 2012:

I have read a lot about The Shroud of Turin-It matters little as I believe in God-Your painting is lovely Blessed

Diva2Mom on September 29, 2012:

Excellent lens! Truly a very well-deserved Purple star lens! You know I'm Catholic so it's highly inspiring for me to see any topic about or Lord Jesus Christ, especially the Shroud of Turin. We believe everything about Shroud of Turin and this beautiful image of our Lord proves that He exists, that there is God in this world, our Lord Jesus Christ. I know that there's a lot of controversy when it comes to proving the existence of Jesus thru the proof of this Holy image, the Shroud of Turin. However, as Catholic, I believe that the Shroud of Turin was meant to provide us a great, accurate picture of how our Lord's Holy face would look like, and we take this Holy image very seriously, with full of faith and respect. So I truly admire your creativity in beautifully and respectfully presenting this sacred image of Jesus Christ. You did an excellent job! I'll feature this on my Transition lens as soon as I create a special logo for ya. Thanks so much for sharing and may God bless you! Stay fabulous and Huge hug, Delia dear :)

David Stone from New York City on August 21, 2012:

You captured one of the most intriguing factors on this subject. That is, it is unlikely to ever be resolved, but it is an astonishing object, whatever people believe it is.

raelcalu on July 01, 2012:

I've read about the shroud of turin and other mysteries in the bible years before. I am a history lover and this kind of things interest me. I would certainly look on to the videos one by one you have posted but before I've seen one already.

Thanks for the share, I might make a lens something like this...it is different from the usual lens that I do.

Great...simply great.

anonymous on June 19, 2012:

Your painting is amazing and exciting. It says so much.

Spiderlily321 on June 15, 2012:

Congrats on the purple star. This is a wonderful lens! Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

Heidi Vincent from GRENADA on June 09, 2012:

Congratulations d-artist on your well deserved purple star award for this lens! This was very interesting. Thanks for bringing the details to us.

JoshK47 on May 11, 2012:

Beautiful work on this lens - thanks kindly for sharing. Blessed by a SquidAngel!

Dana Marie from St. Peters, MO on May 02, 2012:

I love this lens! Very interesting. I didn't see the documentary, it doesn't matter to me what he looks like...I believe in Him and His Word, its all I need. :)

On Easter Sunday's church service my church put on a wonderful performance...I become OVERWHELMED emotionally as the man depicting Jesus passed right by us as they were beating him and he was carrying the cross on his back...I too realized in all my years I hadn't given thought to the torture he endured. It made me VERY sad indeed....God Bless.

blue22d on April 26, 2012:

I also have a strong Christian faith. First, I Love this lens and your painting of Jesus. I do not believe the shroud carries that of the imprint from Jesus. What I have seen (video) and read, fabric, pigments are not authentic to when Jesus lived on Earth, etc.

michaelangelas on April 20, 2012:

This lens is fantastic.

Your love and faith is amazing!

I am a Christian too! And not afraid to share my faith:)

God bless you and yours!

xoxo

in Christ,

Angela

CreativeXpressi on April 20, 2012:

Thank you for writing this lens. I love it!! Your passion for the Lord shines through your lens! Bless you!! I saw the show on The History Channel as well, difficult to watch. I am a also a Christian. My belief is that it should not matter to us what Jesus looked like, for then we would be following an image, which is forbidden in The Law. Jesus came to fulfill The Law, so to me, following forbidden images remains applicable today even though this scripture is found in the Old Testament. I'd much rather follow Jesus by walking in Faith, which keeps me out of the realm of man's traditions of do's and don'ts. Thank you for allowing me to share a bit of my faith with you by commenting on your lens. Blessings to you~ CreativeXpressions

Delia (author) on April 19, 2012:

@hippiechicjewelz: Thank You for the kind words...I am so glad you loved this lens :-)

hippiechicjewelz on April 18, 2012:

A fabulous lens! I think being able to see and put a face to "Jesus" will make society feel that he is real and did in fact exist. There were so many interesting things to read in this lens, I just truly loved it!

pcgamehardware on April 13, 2012:

I got to watch part of it and was disappointed that I couldn't get to watch it all.

I agree with you, It doesn't matter what Jesus looks like, do people think he judges us by the way we look? Jesus loves us all regardless, and I love and believe in him.

Great lens and topic. Liked and Blessed... :) >-<>

Lynne Modranski from Ohio on April 01, 2012:

Great lens! Thanks for sharing!

Delia (author) on April 01, 2012:

@cathywoodosborn: Yes indeed I totally agree...and a CHOICE that will bring us a reward being with Him. God is great for His ever-loving Kindness!

cathywoodosborn on April 01, 2012:

It is a fascinating subject. It affects me in that it makes me more aware of the agony He endured for me, and that salvation is available for anyone who makes the choice to love HIm and appreciate Him for what He did for us. I praise Him and love Him!

anonymous on March 31, 2012:

hi, i am from india and this same image was seen in the house where i stay at first i was afraid but later we use to pray facing the wall, but the fact is i don't understand the reason of that image in my house and also currently i have lost my family i mean my wife and kids don't live with me in that house.my dad had a renal failure and has to dialysis 12 time s a month. i will appreciate if any one could give the message behind the image appering in my house mail me at leotrodrigues@rediffmail.com.

tinamahan on March 27, 2012:

I have always been interested in the Shroud of Turin. Thank you so much for providing this information, very interesting, and I enjoyed reading this.

Close2Art LM on March 27, 2012:

The image has always fascinated me and with technology today they can make anything seem possible. Great page and a Blessing too!

troybreimon lm on March 23, 2012:

this is the kind of topics I like to read, great post d-artist :)

Teri Villars from Phoenix, Arizona on February 20, 2012:

They are getting closer to confirming that it was actually from his time and from him. I think they will confirm it someday. They say now that the power that eminated from him caused this and there is no way that it could be duplicated. As we said above however, I still believe anyway. "Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed." John 20:29 In addition, I am blessing this lens!

goo2eyes lm on February 15, 2012:

tomorrow is opernball in vienna. this is the sign that next week on wed, lent will begin (ash wed). this lens is timely. blessings.

anonymous on January 17, 2012:

Returning with an impressed angel blessing...again, done with excellence!

goo2eyes lm on December 18, 2011:

to see is to believe but in case of God/Jesus, a christian has to believe God's existence even if God can't be seen. God can be felt though.

QriusI on May 24, 2011:

thank you. i sit quietly reading all this and i feel blessed. to believe even without seeing, and to be comforted when the thought that all this is in my heart.

ideadesigns on May 15, 2011:

I'm late but congratulations on the purple star!! I knew it was worth one. :)

anonymous on May 03, 2011:

A very interesting perspective. Thank you and good day.

anonymous on April 28, 2011:

Thanks for letting me know that your images are back here, it's a problem all of us are having here and there. Poll module images seem to be consistently having some problems. Your first has been favorite since childhood and I'd gaze at it during release time at a church across from my grade school. Its fun that it was your childhood experience to. All the images are wonderful as each interpretation extends from the artist's souls.

sugunalinus on April 28, 2011:

I love and believe in Jesus and any research on his life with good intention of knowing more about him, definitely interests me. Nice lens. I would like to see more of it.

anonymous on April 28, 2011:

Wonderfully done and you are so right about objects not being our point of faith and worship. I guess I've always been pretty indifferent about the shroud as other than wondering why it holds such fascination, though the scientific processes are interesting. You handled the subject out of faith that does not waver and that made this a joy to read. Many of your images are not available right now but that did not distract at all.

mattseefood lm on April 26, 2011:

Really interesting story. btw, some of your pictures are missing :(

GoodinDevelopme on April 19, 2011:

@delia-delia: Think that show also talked about how it was really a burning technique that made the image. Then there was another theory that it was actually made using sunlight and a chemical reaction. Think that was the show about Da Vinci's possible involvement with the Shroud as well. Quite the riddle. If you figure it out, drop me a line and let me know, deal? =)

Delia (author) on April 19, 2011:

@GoodinDevelopme: Yes I saw that also, the strip they took off of was a reattached piece that actually was a strip that traditionally wrapped around the shroud and body to the secure,..however the fact that this is the most unexplainable piece of imagine ever, is fascinating, no other flat 2nd dimensional images has ever shown up in 3rd dimension...take from it what you like, it still is fascinating, right?

GoodinDevelopme on April 19, 2011:

Anytime the history channel has something on about the Shroud of Turin I'm glued to the tv. Last one I saw was talking about the samples they took from it and how the dating they had used was flawed because of some old French way of restoring fabric. Fascinating stuff. Very much enjoyed your lens.

sewwhat1 on March 27, 2011:

Great lens. I live by faith. Sorry I missed the history channel program. God spared me in a car wreck. Doctors said I would never walk, guess what they were wrong. My faith never wavered even while I was bed-fast for months. Looking forward to improving on this task.

Delia (author) on March 23, 2011:

@Psycho-Gamer: Oh how sad, your reply makes my heart heavy...I'm thankful that I don't need this to make me believe...my Faith is strong...

MasterPsycho from Earth on March 23, 2011:

Oh man I can't just forget how compelled I was when this was on the news.....but now after a lot of research i would say i am not such an easy believer....or a believer at all...of anything...

PastorSam LM on February 14, 2011:

Love the lens - Jesus Christ is the ultimate truth out there!

Blessings

Pastor Sam

Mona from Iowa on February 12, 2011:

Very nicely done and I love all the images. Congrats on your purple star lens.

kougar lm on February 12, 2011:

Awesome lens full of interesting and important information. Thank-you

Ruthi on February 12, 2011:

Worthy of the Purple Star recognition, congratulations to you! This is a fabulous lens, filled with knowledge and information for all, as well as a great testimony of your personal belief. Your painting is wonderfully done and I am singing "He's got the whole world in His hands..." Brings back childhood memories of singing it in church on Sunday mornings.

irenemaria from Sweden on February 12, 2011:

Congratulations on your blessings. My view on how Jeus looked is not interesting. What is imporant is what he tought us. The way to live and act and treat each other. We do know a lot about his kindness and patience. We also know that he was very like his Father. His God and our Creator.

I-sparkle on February 12, 2011:

Congratulations on your Purple Star! This information was really interesting. Commentary on anything of a religious nature is always tricky. Sometimes it's hard to stay objective. You did an excellent job.

happynutritionist on February 04, 2011:

An amazingly detailed page...I have seen the program on History Channel, it has been quite a while ago now. It doesn't matter to me whether it is real or not, but anything that brings peoples thoughts to the Jesus we love, and doesn't cause doubt or confusion, is a program I find interesting and inspires thought...makes me want to look into my Bible more and make sure what I'm seeing in the program lines up with what is recorded in the Bible.

Philippians468 on February 02, 2011:

thank you for this wonderful lens! keep up the great work and proclaim His Name! cheers

danr62 lm on January 24, 2011:

Great lens. It's a good point you make on relics being idols. No relic can bring miracles that a personal relationship with the living Jesus and prayer won't.

anonymous on January 20, 2011:

Shroud has always been a big mystery. But I think doesn't matter if it's true or not what more important is how much we have faith in Him.

Nice lense...

Tr0y on December 17, 2010:

I have always been fascinated by the Shroud of Turin. It is a great mystery to me. I've watched documentaries about this on the Discovery Channel.

The Face Of Jesus on November 25, 2010:

Hi d-artist,

I've enjoyed reading this article. Your painting, "The face cloth of Jesus" brought me new insight I hadn't known. Your 911 painting sure has a resemblance to my face; I like your work. The 3-D imaging was most interesting also. I'm very interesting in reading your next article on angel encounters as you have mentioned having angelic experiences. I'm starting to find out we have something in common dealing with the supernatural. By coincidence, I'm currently writing a new article entitled, "Angel Encounters". I appreciate what you have written. Alex Calderon/Versailles Exquisites

Senora M on November 13, 2010:

Thanks for the great lens. I have seen part of the Histroy Channel documentary. It looked interesting.

conklins2005 on October 24, 2010:

Great lens, I am a believer just like you and it does not matter what he looks like just that he gave all for us. That is enough for me and I love him for it. Thank you for sharing.

Delia (author) on September 15, 2010:

@M_Ann_Musselman: I totally understand what you are saying, and I am not saying this artifact is for real...I just found the research behind it fascinating...if it draws one nearer to Him, then that's all I'd hoped for.

M_Ann_Musselman on September 15, 2010:

Hi, I am a believer such as yourself, as you saw from my book review you recently read. I voted no that I did not believe in the shroud of turin. The reason I believe this way is that in the Old Testament it says that Jesus' face was beaten so much that he didn't even look like a man. If that was the case, then the shroud wouldn't be able to show a face on it.

You had mentioned a guestbook on my lens, I've not figured out how to do that as yet.

Delia (author) on July 23, 2010:

@ajgodinho: your words are very inspiring Anthony! I am so glad we have something in common...thanks for stopping by this lens and my others, so kind of you.

Anthony Godinho from Ontario, Canada on July 23, 2010:

Great information, research and pictures on this lens about the Shroud. Beautiful painting inspired by the 911 events...I really liked it! I agree, whether there was a Shroud or not, it doesn't matter to me. In my walk with the Lord (almost 15 years now), I've come across may things, events and the like, to shake my faith in Jesus, but I realize (hindsight) that it had everything to do with the sheer GRACE of God that I still stand in the faith. The plan of the enemy is to steal, kill, destroy, but Christ came to give life and I don't need to do anything to earn it, just humbly receive it...thank God for that...blessings! :)

southshoretees on May 02, 2010:

This is something I've always found interesting, whether the Shroud is of Jesus or a fake (it's still fascintating). I just watched some of the clips of the History Channel documentary on your lens, thanks for providing them. Great work on this lens.

WhitU4ever on April 20, 2010:

It is such a blessing to read about your faith in Jesus, our LORD. The Shroud of Turin is an interesting, albeit controversial, topic. I am proud to be your friend... and I am proud of your bravery for discussing issues such as this one with honesty and inquiry. 5*'s, favorited, etc.

I can hardly wait to see Him face to face. I'm glad that this one at least looks Jewish. It seems like every time I walk into a Christian book store and browse the paintings of Jesus, I was disappointed to find that not one picture of Jesus attempts to paint Him with typically Jewish features, such as a big "shnoz," olive skin, brown eyes, and dark hair. But this computer generated one does, and for that, I give the man who generated the image credit.

However, I lean way toward skeptical on artifacts like this one. For one thing, I don't need things this much evidence, as we already have enough. For another thing, crucifixion was a common practice in His day, so it could have been the shroud of someone else. Either way, I feel the same as you: careful about worshipping an image, rather than Christ Himself. For we know, the computer generated image could be that of a genuine criminal with a rich family! And I cringe when I imagine falling in love with the face of a man thought to be Jesus, only to find that it wasn't His face after all. :) Nice work!

ideadesigns on April 14, 2010:

Awesome, thank you for another wonderful lens. I remember way back when the negatives came out and could be viewed on the internet for the first time. I wanted to share it then, but so glad you've shared it now for us all. God bless!

Jeanette from Australia on April 13, 2010:

What an interesting read! I haven't really researched much into the shroud, because like you, I'm a Christian but not much into relics.

SnoopyGirl1 on April 08, 2010:

@SnoopyGirl1: P.S. The newbie here finally figured out how to lensroll. I just lensrolled you to Jesus 101.

jolou on April 08, 2010:

You have made another great lens. This is definitely an interesting subject. I also am a Christian and love visiting lens on the subject of our Lord.

AuthorNormaBudden on April 01, 2010:

Well, my dear, angel wings have certainly hovered over this lens and have definitely granted a blessing.

SnoopyGirl1 on March 31, 2010:

Great lens! 5* I have found the shroud interesting as a young girl, but have long ago realized that relics have no meaning to me. It is the true faith I have in Jesus and the powerful moments I have sensed his presence that are the most meaningful things in my life. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

anonymous on March 31, 2010:

You have created a powerful lens. I thank you for keeping focus on the fact that, even if the image is real, it is NOT to become an object of worship in itself. 5*

Delia (author) on March 31, 2010:

@Light-in-me: Robin, Thank You so much for taking the time to view and comment, I really appreciate this...hope more will come, it is a fascinating subject.

Light-in-me on March 31, 2010:

Hello,

Another fantastic lens! I have always been fascinated by the Shroud and I feel the same way you do about it! I do remember the first time I saw the face in the negative and you could see more details of the face, it gave me goosebumps and I did feel like I was looking at the face of Jesus. I still get goosebumps when I look at the face in the Shroud. I love your painting of Jesus my gosh it is just wonderful!

Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed this very much!

Robin :)

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