One thing that puzzles me is that the body and the wounds on it correspond exactly to the Jesus we read of in the New Testament. I find it hard to believe that the oral reports, which turned into familiar stories passed down a generation or two, would have remembered every detail of the condition of the body, so that the shroud and the New Testament fit together like a lock and key. That’s the sort of thing that you would think could only come about through intention, right?
So do I. But I hadn’t given it much thought or thought of it this way.