There is strong, even overwhelming, scientific evidence that the Shroud is genuine.What is unique about the Shroud is that it contains the image of a crucified man in great detail, in negative format, i.e., like a photographic negative.Geologists say Jesus, as described in the New Testament, was most likely crucified on Friday, April 3, in the year 33.
Sometimes the victim was attached to the cross only with ropes. While the Jews may have considered the cross a shameful thing, the apostle Paul boasted of the cross of Christ.
An 1849 Currier & Ives lithograph shows the tumult surrounding Jesus' crucifixion.
Geologists say the historical event may have taken place April 3 in the year 33, based on an analysis of seismic records.
The latter period occurred during “the years when Pontius Pilate was procurator of Judea and when the earthquake of the Gospel of Matthew is historically constrained,” Williams said.
"The day and date of the crucifixion (Good Friday) are known with a fair degree of precision," he said. In terms of textual clues to the date of the crucifixion, Williams quoted a Nature paper authored by Colin Humphreys and Graeme Waddington.
The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 27, mentions that an earthquake coincided with the crucifixion: “And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.