Reverend Prof. Patrick Pullicino, former consultant neurologist at East Kent Universities Hospital Trust, came to this postmortem of Jesus’s death after he closely studied the Shroud of Turin.
Jesus died of a dislocated shoulder - Doctor priest
A priest, who was previously a medical doctor, claims Jesus died due to a shoulder injury that caused massive internal bleeding.
The Shroud of Turin is a 14-foot linen cloth bearing an image of a crucified man that has become a popular Catholic icon. For some, it is the authentic burial shroud of Jesus Christ. For others, it is a religious icon reflecting the story of the Christ, not necessarily the original shroud.
Pullicino argues that the image on the shroud reveals a man with a dislocated shoulder, pulled so far out of its socket that the right hand stretched four inches lower than the left.
“Because of this right arm stretching, the right subclavian/axillary artery was also subjected to stretch, as it was one of the only remaining intact structures connecting the body and the right arm,” says Pullicino.
To emphasise his point, or the lack thereof, he says that when Jesus was stretched out for crucifixion, the subclavian artery – a pair of major arteries that feeds blood to the head, neck, shoulder, and arms – ruptured.
In the Bible, it is clearly stated that blood flowed out of Jesus’s side when he was pierced by a spear. However, Pullicino believes this was actually because of the major internal bleeding occasioned by the said rupture.
“This paper postulates that over the course of three hours, the subclavian artery became abraded, injured and its wall attenuated until finally the artery ruptured and profuse bleeding ensued,” he adds.
It is still inclusive how Jesus died, at the ages between 31 and 33 years, however carrying the T-shaped cross must have had a damaging physical impact on the Son of God.
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