The skeleton of Yohanan is quite valuale in relating some of the details of crucifixion, including both mechanical and medical factors. The Nazareth Decree provides some insight into Jewish burial. As long as it is not a fake, the Shroud of Turin is an excellent witness to most of the details involved in the processes of crucifixion and burial. If it is the burial garment of Jesus, these facts of crucifixion and burial apply directly to him. Additionally, the shroud would then supply some strong evidence for the resurrection.

30 Boyd, Tells, p. 183.^31 31 _Ibid.

32 Tacitus, Annals, 15.44; Josephus, Antiquities, 18:3.