Athetotheist wrote: ↑Fri Jun 30, 2023 5:31 pm
"We do see the face on the Turin cloth pressed flat and it has none of the side-of-head distortion it should have if it surrounded a body.
Not sure what you're claiming. The TS has none of the distortion that a bas-belief would have if the cloth was completely pressed against the sculpture. So this is evidence bas-relief could not
have been done. The only explanation for lack of facial distortion is somehow there is a linear projection from the cloth to the face in the image formation process. Either radiation from the face to the cloth happened (proto-photography or vertically collimated radiation) or the cloth vertically went to the face (cloth collapse).
If it was a bas-relief, then we would see severe image distortions.
McCrone's technique was modified by Nickell, who applied solid iron oxide to linen by
rubbing over a bas relief. However, the amount of three dimensional information
produced by this method was substantially limited by the inherent qualities of bas relief
sculpture. In addition, image distortion was introduced as a fabric draped over a three-
dimensional sculpture was removed and flattened to two dimensions.
This is in addition to the absence of image at the top of the head, which you can resolve only by proposing that the body dematerialized in some conveniently stylized way.
Having something dematerialize in a MRI/CRT like fashion is not unreasonable. As a matter of fact, if we were to invent some sort of teleportation device, most likely it would follow this principle. If we were to design a teleporter, if an object was not teleported by layers, what other way would it be done?
"Stand a flat object perpendicular to the floor, lie supine with the top of your head touching the object and measure the area of your head covered by the vertical surface."
More than angle encoding would be happening at the top of the head. If the body was dematerialized by layers, the cloth at the top of the head would have experienced less inward force than the cloth parallel to the plane of the body, so there would be less interaction of the cloth with the dematerializing body.
And even though there is lack of imaging at the top of head, the dimensions aligns with the cloth wrapping around the top of the head.
"Among the Jews, articles associated with the dead were unclean – even stepping on a tomb
without realizing it required ritual purification. Burial shrouds would therefore not generally be
handled or displayed."
That throws into question the story of the women going to the tomb to annoint the body.
They came because the burial process was not completed because of the sabbath. Afterwards they came back to complete it.
[Luk 23:56 KJV] And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.
[Luk 24:1 KJV]Now upon the first [day] of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain [others] with them.
"The Jewish authorities very much wanted to conceal the fact that Jesus’ body had disappeared, and
they paid the guards of the tomb to lie about what had happened (Matthew 28:11-15)."
Here again is the outlandish story----told ONLY by Matthew----of an entire detail of Roman soldiers being bribed by Jewish leaders, upon whom they looked with utter contempt, to tell their commander that they all fell asleep
, which would have incurred the death penalty regardless of any promise made by the Jews.
I agree it's an outlandish story. And really this is evidence the guards did not