This startling image was painstakingly “lifted” from the Shroud of Turin and reconstructed by computer.
Jesus’ real face was “recreated” by taking the encoded information and the blood on the shroud and then transforming it into a 3D image
Since the Shroud of Turin was wrapped around and not simply draped on the body, the blood was transferred to the cloth as it was wound, and therefore did not align with the places on the face from which it originated.
Popular theory has it that the image was created when body oils oxygenated on the cloth where it touched the body.
Ray Downing, president of Studio Macbeth, disagrees claiming that his technique of computer imaging actually uncovered what substance created the image and thus enabled him to see for the first time since The Crucifixion, the actual face of Jesus.
Downing told, “I will reveal at the end of the show the type of event that must have occurred 2,000 years ago” to create the image on the Shroud.
Isaiah lived 700 years B.C. and the book of Isaiah gives a possible description of Jesus Isays, “…He has no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.” (Isaiah 53-2)
Further clouding the question of what Jesus looked like is the simple fact that nowhere in the New Testament is Jesus described.
History Channel special, “The Real Face of Jesus”, will airs next week.