Most Recent Science Regarding the Shroud of Turin                                  

Rev 11-1-17


DNA of Jesus Confirms Middle East Origins of His Mother

April 15, 2017 – History Channel’s presented of “The Jesus Strain” on Easter evening 2017.  They took DNA from the Shroud of Turin and determined that the mitochondrial DNA (DNA from the mother) showed ancestry of the Druze people, from Egypt and northern Israel.  When Joseph and Mary returned from Egypt, they went to Nazareth… less than 20 miles from the Mt. Carmel area, where the Druze people live to this day.  This is consistent with Matthew 2:13-15 –  “An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said “Get up!  Take the Child and His mother and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is going to search for the Child to destroy Him.”  So Joseph got up and took the child and His mother while it was still night and left for Egypt.  He remained there until the death of Herod.  This was to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet: Out of Egypt I called my son.”  NASB


New Dating Methods

March 2013 – Giulio Fanti, Professor of Mechanical and Thermal Measurement at University of Padua, Italy, published his findings that the shroud dates from 280BC to 220AD… the time of Jesus.   Fanti’s research included 3 new tests (2 chemical and 1 mechanical).  The first two were carried out with an FT-IR system using infrared light and Raman spectroscopy.  The third test was a multi-parametric mechanical test based on 5 different mechanical parameters.


Early Literature

June 2016 – Professor Daniel Scavone (Ph.D History), Dr. John Jackson (Ph.D Physics) and Reverend Albert R. Dreisbach, report the existence of at least 18 documents that discuss, describe, and document the shroud prior to 1205.  Many of these documents discuss the cloth in Constantinople (now Istanbul) around 944 A.D., and in Edessa (now Sanliurfa, Turkey) around 350 A.D.  In one document, the Illatio of Spain’s Mozarabic Rite (used prior to 633 A.D.)… it is recorded, “Peter ran with John to the tomb and saw the recent imprints (vestigia) of the dead and risen man on the linens.”


Cardon Datings Thrown Out

1986 carbon dating tests were ruled unreliable by organic chemist Ray Rogers, who verified the existence of a cotton re-weave (repair) in the samples taken by the British Museum.


Camera Obscura Theory Debunked

Dr. John Jackson (Ph.D Physics) and STURP photographer Barry Schwortz report that camera obscura wouldn’t have created the body image because the blood went onto the linen first, and the shadowy image doesn’t penetrate the blood.