"Dr. Petrus Soons and the
face of Christ"
I was trying not to get drawn into too much discussion about the
Shroud, but when Patty Hayes sent the video of Dr. Petrus Soons talking
about the 3D image on the Shroud, I had to add a little more
info. (I could talk about the Shroud for hours!)
If you look at the neck of the man in the Shroud you can see what
appears to be a raised plaque or sign. Dr. Soons claims to have
identified an Aramaic word on it -- "LAMB". If he is
correct, not only was Jesus mocked with a crown of thorns that
represented his Kingship, but He was also mocked as being the "Lamb of
God" as he had been called by John the Baptist. Where could the
Roman soldiers have found such a sign? It was Passover, and I am
sure there were pens of lambs in the city of Jerusalem.
If you want to hear Dr. Soons discuss this theory, go to the following
website: Shroud University, click on the Ohio State Logo, find
Dr. Soons' presentation. The LAMB sign is discussed about 27
minutes into the video. You can listen to his entire speech on
holographic content of the Shroud, but his Dutch accent makes it a
little difficult to understand. One of the words he mispronounces
is "bas relief", a form of sculpture.
"Unwrapping the Shroud" is probably the best video to explain why
the Shroud was mistakenly dated to the 1200's. The late Sue
Benford and Joseph Marino's theory of the invisible reweave repair is
pretty well accepted now. Their presentations are also available
at the same Ohio State Conference ( Aug. 2008), as well as Robert
Villareal's (from Los Alamos National Lab.) confirmation of the
I am attempting to attach a Youtube video that shows the Shroud face in
3D. I think it shows a remarkable similarity to Akiane's
portrait. One thing about the video, however, is that Christ is
depicted with brown eyes. Coulton Burpo said they are blue.