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Has anyone else noticed this on the Shroud of Turin (details inside)

Asked by Aster (18860points) September 20th, 2010

I learned the Shroud is impregnated with pollen from flowers that were at the place where Jesus lived. But what puzzles me is the super long length of the hands. Has anyone else noticed how out of proportion the hands are on the Shroud?

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rebbel's avatar

I checked the shroud here and is ee what you mean, but only half.
It seems to me that he had one normal hand and one quite long (the one underneath).
But i am pretty sure there must be a explanation for this difference, something to do with how the cloth was folded, maybe it shifted (the shroud) in time?

Aster's avatar

Maybe “what” shifted the shroud in time for what?

rebbel's avatar

What i meant was, maybe the shroud shifted somewhat in all the years it was on his body.
But i add that i have no idea if that is a plausible explanation, i guess you must wait for other answerers.

Aster's avatar

I had no idea it was on His body for years. Hours, but not years?

cazzie's avatar

The shroud is a well know HOAX people….http://www.physorg.com/news4652.html
The shroud was never ON ‘him’.....

rebbel's avatar

Hours?
Did i write hours?
Goes to show that i have no idea about it.
I was just thinking aloud.

Aster's avatar

No; you said , above, it was on him for years.

rebbel's avatar

@Aster
I am sorry, my mind is…., i don’t know where it is.
I meant years when i wrote hours “Hours? Did i write hours?”.

Kayak8's avatar

@rebbel Perhaps someone offered too firm a grip with a handshake causing the one hand to be elongated (for hours or years, doesn’t matter).

rebbel's avatar

Very clever, @Kayak8!
Like i wrote already, my mind is gone, and now, with your comment, i was even more puzzled as to where it was.
I thought i read your comment in my handshake question :-)

Rarebear's avatar

@cazzie They’re ignoring you. Here’s a peer-reviewed article on the subject of when the shroud was actually made (somewhere between 1260 and 1390).

cazzie's avatar

Thank you, @Rarebear blind is as blind does.

Rarebear's avatar

@cazzie Heh, you know what? The article I posted was one that showed how the 1988 dating might have been incorrect. This is the one I meant to post. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v337/n6208/abs/337611a0.html
Unfortunately, you can’t link to the whole article, just the conclusion.

Here’s an excellent article on Skeptic, that also discusses the pollen issue.
http://www.skepdic.com/shroud.html

faye's avatar

Surely to goodness loving friends would have shut Jesus’ eyes? In the picture of the shroud in Rarebear’s article, The eyes clearly show. I always was skeptical.

Aster's avatar

I’m very skeptical. Leonardo DaVinci was enough of a genius to have forged it. There was a tv show on how he could have done it.

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