As the mystery surrounding the Shroud of Turin, believed by some to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, continues, one filmmaker said he will be making a new film about it.
BAFTA-winning filmmaker David Rolfe, who investigated the shroud in his 1978 documentary, “The Silent Witness,” told 200 students at Christ the King Sixth Form College in London that he has hopes of “making a new film which will bring it all up to date.”
The Shroud, which has been subject to decades of scientific tests and analysis, is a 14.3 x 3.7 foot linen cloth with the front and back imprint of a man with his hands folded. Some believers contest that the cloth was used to wrap Jesus’ body after He was crucified.
As Rolfe pointed out, the face on the shroud has appeared in Christian imagery at least since the sixth century.
“The clear inference was that this face that we now all recognize as Jesus was taken from the image on a well-known cloth of that time,” the filmmaker argued, according to the Express. “This obviously placed the shroud much earlier than the middle ages, which was what had been assumed.
“The establishment, instead of saying let’s investigate it, rubbished it. Three decades passed before it was photographed again in 1938. That prompted medical men to get interested. There were amazing details on the body that looked like wounds of a crucifixion — but not as depicted in paintings, with nails going through the palm,” Rolfe continued.
“A French surgeon did some macabre experiments on cadavers in hospital. He discovered that the palms of hands don’t carry the weight of the body. The only place that would is the wrist, which is where the wound is on the body in the shroud.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Stoyan Zaimov