The Pantokrator - a 6th Century painting of Jesus.
Many believe it was painted while looking at
They also believe it to be the source of all the images of Jesus since
the 6th century - which would make the shroud the basis of all the
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Alan Whanger on the Pantokrator from "Jesus and the Shroud of Turin"
Alan Whanger on the Pantokrator: The image
has approximately 250 points of congruence with the shroud image. In a
court of law on 45-60 points of congruence are necessary to establish
the identity of a face.
- "Pantokrator" is the
transliterated Greek πανοκρατωρ
which means "Almighty"
- The word "Pantokrator" (Almighty)
is how Jesus is identified in Rev 1.8:
"'I am the Alpha and the
Omega,' says the Lord God, 'who is, and who was, and who is to
come, the Almighty (Pantokrator).'"
Is this evidence of an early identification of
Jesus as the man on the shroud, divinity proven by the resurrection?
Evidence for article:
Is the Shroud of Turin Authentic - The Unconsidered Evidence
Jesus and the Shroud of Turin
The Learning Channel Documentary 1998, Questar DVD
Starting time ref: about 26:50
Jesus: The Evidence
TBN documentary, Grizzly Adams Productions, 2001
Starting time ref: about 1:00:35