An authentic first century shroud

For this Holy Saturday I  offer this link to a James Tabor story about a shroud discovered in a tomb south of the Old City in Jerusalem in 2000. 

The 1st century cemetery where this was found is, according to tradition, the “field of blood” purchased with the 30 pieces of silver (Matthew 27:8).

Scientific tests date it to the first century and also show that the person buried in it had Hansen’s disease, that is, leprosy .


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I have many interests, but will blog mostly about what I read in the fields of Bible and religion.
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