In my article on the Shroud (see ‘Sacred Relics‘), I have shown a picture of a Justinian II gold solidus issued AD 692 showing the Shroud face. This coin is expensive and difficult to find. Here is a later Byzantine bronze coin (‘Follis’) you can find with coin dealers. I acquired one recently. On the one side is clearly the Shroud face, and the other side has the inscription, ‘ihsus KRISTUS BASILE BASIL’ which means ‘Jesus Christ King of Kings’. This coin belongs to the period AD 976-1025 during the reigns of Basil and Constantine. Since the Shroud is reported to have arrived Constantinople in AD 944, this coin may be considered to commemorate the event. For a picture of the coin, please use this link to the Shroud article where the Shroud Face is described.
The True Locations of Mt. Sinai and Red Sea Crossing
Christians have been deceived about the true Mt. Sinai and Red Sea Crossing sites for about 1700 years. It started with emperor Constantine in the 4th century AD when he declared a southern Sinai location for Mt. Sinai, popularly known as Jebel Musa.
The Red Sea Crossing was assumed to be through some lake or shallow waters on the Egyptian border. Then in the 1990s Mt. Sinai was ‘relocated’ to Jabal al Lawz in NW Saudi Arabia (ancient Midian) and Red Sea crossing site was chosen through as the Gulf of Aqaba. Several other locations have been proposed.
In 1980s two American Bible explorers studied ancient documents relating to these items and discovered that no one had looked for these in the right places. Their search of the crossing sites and mountains of NW Sinai in 1987 revealed these ancient locations. Their discoveries have not yet been officially announced yet, but is revealed on this site with permission, though the names of the explorers and their photographs will not be disclosed at this time.
Other puzzling aspects of the Exodus such as the Pharaoh of Exodus will also be covered. Click here for more information.
The discovery of the amazing Messianic Seal in Jerusalem was made in 1990, but the world came to know about it after the publication of the book, ‘The Messianic Seal of the Jerusalem Church’ in 1999, written by Reuven Efraim Schmalz and Raymond Robert Fischer (Olim Publications, Israel). The Messianic seal was apparently used by the first century Christians in Jerusalem and combines both Jewish and Christian symbols that portray Jesus Christ. Click here to read more about it.
Read about this remarkable finding here