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Reconstructing the face of Jesus from the Shroud of Turin?

imageJoe Marino writes:

Just got the Kindle edition of the above book, by Craig A. Evans (Louisville:  Westminster John Knox Press, 2012).

Craig A. Evans is Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Acadia Divinity College, Acadia University, in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. The author or editor of more than fifty books and hundreds of articles, Evans is a regular guest on many national media outlets, including Dateline NBC, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, and BBC. He is an internationally distinguished authority and lecturer on the historical Jesus. For more information, visit craigaevans.com.

In Appendix 2:  What did Jesus look like? he writes:

WHAT ABOUT THE FACE OF JESUS IN THE SHROUD OF TURIN OR ON SIXTH- AND SEVENTH-CENTURY CE BYZANTINE COINS?  The image of the face in the Shroud of Turin and its resemblance to the face of Jesus stamped on the Byzantine Coins are interesting observations.  But the science and authenticity of the Shroud are much disputed and the Byzantine coins are late.  Reconstructing the face of Jesus on the basis of these items is not recommended.

Amazing how the Shroud is so perfunctorily dismissed in these books!

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