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Expert Discovers Jesus’s Death Certificate

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The death certificate of Jesus Christ has been discovered. The Holy Shroud of Turin, the most venerated Christian relic in the world, is the linen believed to have wrapped the postmortem body of Jesus Christ after he was taken down from the cross. Now, an Italian expert from the Vatican Secret Archives says she can prove the shroud also contains the remains of Jesus’ death certificate. This ancient death certificate refers to the death of a person who is called ”Yahushua Nnazarennos” (Jesus of Nazareth), the name that we find in the four Gospels. In 1978, a group of experts found some letters around the face displayed on the shroud. Barbara Frale has now decoded them. The partial words are in three languages: Greek, Latin, and Aramaic. To understand what they mean, Barbara Frale, author of “The shroud of Jesus of Nazareth”, has studied Palestine Roman law of the year 30 AD. The body of a man sentenced to death could only be returned to his family after a year had gone by in a common grave handled by a court in Jerusalem. After that one year, the body could be returned to the family and be placed in the family tomb. In the case of Jesus, Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus asked governor Pontius Pilate not to leave the corpse in the common grave and instead use Joseph of Arimathea’s family tomb. They still needed to tag the body, as members of Joseph of Arimatheas family could be entombed there. Jesus’ body could not stay there long—after the twelve months it had to be returned to his relatives. So, once the body was wrapped in the shroud, strips of papyrus with large letters on it were place on the head, to make note of the the identity of the deceased person. The name of the deceased, the date, and the motive behind the death sentence that had been carried out was written on it, along with the date when the body could be returned to the respective family. That data coincides with what is contained in the Gospels. According to this expert, these strips of papyrus were glued to the shroud for centuries, and after various chemical reactions, some traces of ink had soaked into the linen. The ink used to write the words include a type of metal, which caused a chemical reaction between the cellulous of the linen and the image on the shroud. Barbara Frale wanted to prove her hypothesis, and turned to a group of paleographers. Without telling them where the letters originated, they confirmed that the letters were written in the first century—the time of Jesus.

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