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Portrait of Jesus? The Illustrated Story of the Shroud of Turin [Kindle Edition]

Frank Tribbe
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Portrait of Jesus? is a comprehensive and up-to-the-minute account of the Shroud of Turin which, according to legend, was the garment that covered Jesus in the tomb. Frank Tribbe has for many years been a member of the elite group of scientists and researchers studying the Shroud. His book takes all their findings into account to show that, contrary to claims it is a medieval hoax, the Shroud is an authentic first-century relic from the Near East, probably Palestine, and is therefore likely to be precisely what legend maintains. The massive evidence which Tribbe presents from decades of research makes Portrait of Jesus? the best resource for knowledge about the Shroud.

This edition contains updates on all findings to the present. It shows that the 1988 report of the Shroud’s age as 14th century is false, based on bad science, and that the Shroud is actually an authentic first century relic from the Middle East. Tribbe carefully distinguishes between and facts personal views and theories.


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  • File Size: 13455 KB
  • Print Length: 281 pages
  • Publisher: Paragon House; Second edition (January 25, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004KZOPRA
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,170,931 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly well researched June 3, 2013
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This book was originally published in 1982, but a new edition is now available with substantial additions. This is dated 2006. It has images in it, which are small enough to see on a Kindle, but sadly are rather small.

If you are like me, you probably shut your mind to the shroud being real - a relic - after the scientific evaluation using C14 dating in October 1988. Their results suggested it was an old shroud, but not 2000 years old. This was widely disseminated by the media. But literally within weeks, other scientists objected to the findings, and held conferences to state their objections. None of this received any media coverage. And work has continued, studying both the image on the linen, and building a comprehensive timeline of where it was, who had it, what was written about it. In this book by Frank Tribbe he offers compelling, even overwhelming evidence that the shroud is genuine. If you have any interest this book is well worth reading. Why was my interest sparked in this? Well the scientific evidence points to Jesus' body having been dematerialised in a mini fusion event. The image is not coloured, its not pigment, it is a radiation burn. And its a negative image too.

Now why this is so interesting to myself as a scholar of the Padgett Messages, is we have a message from Luke dated October 24th, 1915 telling us exactly that, that Jesus dematerialised his body, followed by a message from Jesus himself, dated September 14th 1955 telling us the shroud is genuine. If thats not compelling evidential mediumship, I don't know what is.

This research should cause some Christians to rethink their beliefs that we resurrect with a physical body, since it now appears clear that Jesus dispensed with the body he was crucified with, yet he was still able to subsequently re-construct a reasonable enough body to be touched and seen after his death. The fact that it was a reconstruction is probably the reason so many did not in fact recognise him.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 5 for content, 3 for theology, so 4 overall October 19, 2013
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This is by far the broadest overview I have ever seen on the Shroud. It mentions quite a bit of research I have not seen mentioned anywhere else in books for the general public such as those by Ian Wilson. For that alone, this is basically a MUST HAVE book for anyone with even just moderate interest in the Shroud.

IN PARTICULAR, HE MENTIONS SOME VERY SIGNIFICANT QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BLOOD STAINS I have not seen ANYWHERE else. He points out that it would have been IMPOSSIBLE to get Jesus off the cross and into the Shroud without smearing the blood on his body. And yet, THE BLOOD STAINS APPEAR TO BE FROM **FOUR DIFFERENT STAGES**, some of which could only occur WHILE ON THE CROSS--but NONE of those stains are smeared.

HOWEVER, there are some OTHER problems with the book that--sadly--take it out of the category of "I'm going to give so-and-so a copy, since s/he's a skeptic." First, Tribbe takes the position that [PROBABLY] Jesus didn't have a PHYSICAL resurrection, he had a SPIRITUAL resurrection. In other words, his PHYSICAL body was not TRANSFORMED into a supernatural body, basically it "disintegrated" and from then on Jesus had a non-physical SPIRITUAL body.

There's no scriptural basis for such an interpretation of resurrection. Therefore, many people with knowledge of Christian theology will immediately reject the book when they see that passage. So that kills (no pun intended!) the idea of giving it to most Christians or "on the fence" folks looking for a reason to believe in resurrection more than "some old stories written down DECADES after the events by unknown authors." (And don't bother saying the authors ARE known--they're Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
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