Is the Shroud of Turin the burial cloth of Jesus? Many scientists are convinced that the shroud is a medieval forgery, yet many others have presented evidence supporting the shroud’s authenticity. Over the years, we’ve printed several full-length articles on the Shroud of Turin—from the results of radiocarbon dating tests to pollen analysis—and they are all available here in this special collection. The articles below were hand-selected by Biblical Archaeology Society editors especially for members of the BAS Library.


Does Pollen Prove the Shroud Authentic?
Biblical Archaeology Review, November/December 2000 By Vaughn M. Bryant Jr.

Flora of the Shroud of Turin

Debunking the Shroud: Made by Human Hands
Biblical Archaeology Review, November/December 1998 By Gary Vikan

When the Shroud of Turin went on display this spring for the first time in 20 years, it made the cover of Time magazine with the blurb “Is this Jesus?” In BAR, we summarized the controversy that has enshrouded this relic, venerated for centuries as the burial cloth of Jesus (“Remains to Be Seen,” […]

New Evidence May Explain Image on Shroud of Turin
Biblical Archaeology Review, July/August 1986 By Joseph A. Kohlbeck , Eugenia L. Nitowski

Even the skeptics have been unable to explain how the image on the Shroud of Turin was created. Moreover, modern science deepens, rather than allays, the mystery. If we knew less, we could assume more; we could suppose a host of easy answers—like painting. But the arsenals of modern science have done nothing […]

The Shroud of Turin—Probably the Work of a 14th-Century Artist or Forger
Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April 1984 By Robert A. Wild

As both an historian of New Testament times and a Christian believer, I can easily accept the possibility that Jesus’ burial cloth might have survived for two millennia. On the other hand, my Christian faith in no way depends on the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin. So I thought I could approach the […]