Donna Danna (16 Nov 2010)

According to Matthew 27:59, Joseph of Arimathea wrapped Jesus body in a clean linen cloth (Strong's Concordance 4616 Greek word "sindon" - linen cloth), and laid it in his own tomb hewn out of rock, and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre and departed and there was Mary Magdalene and the other Mary sitting over against the sepulchre which is why the women returned with the spices on the first day of the week early in the morning to finish prepare Jesus' body.  However, the women's spices weren't needed because before the women according to John 19:39-40 Nicodemus had previously come to the tomb after Joseph of Arimathea and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred weight.  Then they took they the body of Jesus and wound it in linen clothes (Strong's Greek Concordance word 3608 "othonion" -- linen bandage) with the spices as the manner of the Jews is to bury. So Jesus wasn't buried in the one piece cloth that Joseph took his body away in to the tomb.  He was wound up in linen cloth bandages.  I don't see any reason why Nicodemus would have left the napkin off of Jesus face since it was also a burial custom which had previously been done when Lazarus was buried and his face was bound about with a napkin according to John 11:44.  I don't see how the burial shroud of Turin can be Jesus' burial shroud since it's one piece, and not mummy like linen cloth bandages that were wound around Jesus body.