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Is the Shroud of Turin Authentic? Evidence





The Pantokrator - a 6th Century painting of Jesus.
Many believe it was painted while looking at the shroud.
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 images.

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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).'"
Rev 1.8

Is this evidence of an early identification of Jesus as the man on the shroud, divinity proven by the resurrection? (Rom 1.4)

Evidence for article:
Is the Shroud of Turin Authentic - The Unconsidered Evidence

Alan Whanger
Jesus and the Shroud of Turin
The Learning Channel Documentary 1998, Questar DVD
Starting time ref: about 26:50

Alan Whanger
Jesus: The Evidence
TBN documentary, Grizzly Adams Productions, 2001
Starting time ref: about  1:00:35