Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

1131 – The Shroud of Jericho and the Shroud of Turin


A shroud that wrapped an ancient warrier buried in a cave near Jericho, discovered in 1993, may offer new understanding of the Shroud of Turin. The Shroud of Jericho, as it may be called, was seven meters by three meters, about twice as large as the Shroud of Turin. The Shroud has been dated to 4,000 B.C. , which means its three times as old as the Shroud of Turin if the Shroud of Turin is really the burial shroud of Jesus, as many people believe. The hope is that by studying the Shroud of Jericho, and comparing it to the Shroud of Turin, new information may be obtained that could re-date the Shroud of Turin. For the last several decades the scholarly consensus has been that the Shroud of Turin is of medieval origin, due to some radiocarbon testing. However, critics of the testing have offered a number of explanations for why the radiocarbon testing could have been inaccurate and that the Shroud of Turin is actually older. Stay tuned.

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