"THERE IS MORE..."
"A Seal was 'used in ancient times to mark
a document as authentic or authoritative.'"
-p.7, The Harbinger, Rabbi Jonathan Cahn.
The Keramion, Lost and Found: A Journey to the Face of God is not a "religious book", per se, but rather a book about a quest for ancient oil lamps which ultimately led to something much more illuminating! What began initially as a simple investigation and research trip, quickly turned into something much more...a profound journey leading directly to the literal Face of God as depicted on a small mosaic.
By "seeking His Face", as depicted on the oil lamps, Phil was led directly, by the Grace of God, to a beautiful mosaic, the ISA Tile, which later was concluded to have served as "the prototypic model of numerous, ancient classical depictions of Jesus Christ." Most importantly, the mosaic Image also derived from the Man of the Shroud of Turin.
The discovery of this historical object provides an important link to Early Christianity, the Shroud of Turin and sacred art. In Phil's conclusions, the ISA Tile is also the actual historical Keramion; and perhaps, "the earliest known portrait image of Jesus Christ in existence." Further, in Phil's conclusions, which, in part, are based on numerous forensic associations of the mosaic with ancient depictions of Christ, the ISA Tile mosaic strongly corroborates the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin as the AD1st Century burial cloth of Jesus Christ. By associating an object of unknown dating to one of known dating, then one is able to conclude the previous one is at least as old. The Keramion does just that!
The quest began with Phil's search for specific oil lamps, in Turkish archaeological museums, bearing a similar Face of Jesus Christ, as was unknowingly depicted on numerous oil lamps allegedly from Upper Mesopotamia (Southeastern Turkey), circa AD2nd Century and which were displayed in an antiquities catalog. The face on the catalog oil lamps just happened to be strikingly similar to the one as depicted on the Man of the Shroud of Turin, the traditional burial cloth of Jesus Christ.
So, in that sense, and due to its historical and religious overtones and implications based on the subject of the book, i.e., Jesus Christ, the book may be considered somewhat "religious" in nature. However, Phil prefers to say it is an actual investigation into a newly-discovered historical Christian object of major importance and implications. Further, it is more like a "spiritual guidepost" for every man and woman seeking the Truth. And, considering the current world events, apparently it is most appropriate "for such a time as this."
The Vital Implications...
For the viewer or reader who also desires to "seek His Face", CLICK the "MORE..." button below, left, to view the vitally important and spiritual implications of this new discovery; however, be advised, a "Leap of Faith" is still required. Be blessed!
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