Since there remains much confusion about this artifact, I have updated my old article on the subject. Please feel free to pass it around or link it wherever you see a discussion of the shroud. Is the Shroud of Turin Real?
Here’s a neat little paragraph succinctly summarizing one of the many problems with the passage in the works of the Jewish historian Josephus used to “prove” the historicity of Jesus Christ, called the “Testimonium Flavianum”: “Its brevity disproves its authenticity. Josephus’ work is voluminous and exhaustive. It comprises 20 books. Whole pages are devoted to […]
I’ve been asked repeatedly about this big news concerning some 70 lead books purportedly found in Jordan that may have some bearing on early Christian history. I’ve been taking a “wait and see” approach so far, because it first needs to be established that these books are genuinely ancient. This skepticism is especially warranted in […]