It gives evidential backing to those who questioned the accuracy of the C-14 tests.
At the very least, the authenticity of the Shroud can no longer be dismissed out-of-hand based solely on the C-14 tests.
The new data fits perfectly with a first century dating of the Shroud.
It will be interesting to see how other scholars respond to this new data.
However, nomadic people seldom, if ever, leave any evidence of their presence.
The Bible tells us that throughout the Exodus, the people never planted crops, built cities or did anything that would be expected to be found in thousands of square miles of desert.
The Bible says that even their clothing did not wear out.
The chances of finding any physical evidence of the Exodus itself seems extremely unlikely.
These studies examined one of the Egyptian plagues (before the Exodus) and demise of Jericho (after the Exodus). This date is significant, since several archeologists have insisted that Jericho was destroyed by the Egyptians between 15 B. The recent study discredits the Egyptian theory, since the date is much too old.
What is even more interesting is that scientists, using This would place the eruption at 45 years prior to the destruction of Jericho, at a time which coincidentally corresponds to the time of the plagues the Lord unleashed upon Egypt.
However, the events surrounding the Exodus (both before and after) are testable and datable.