Saturday, April 6, 2013

Joseph's Robe and the Shroud of Turin

While thinking about the Shroud of Turin, it occurred to me that there is a similarity between the story of Joseph's robe and the Shroud. For those unfamiliar with the story, it can be found in Genesis, chapter 37. Joseph's brothers are jealous of him, so they kidnap him, strip him of his robe, and sell him into slavery. Then they dip his robe in the blood of a goat and show it to their father Jacob as proof that Joseph had been killed by some wild animal.

If it turns out that the Shroud was really the burial shroud of Jesus, then we have a Joseph-robe story in reverse.  God has preserved the Shroud all these years as proof to us that His son was indeed killed the way it's been recorded of him.  And perhaps as proof of something else....

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