Jesus Lived in India: His Unknown Life Before and After the Crucifixion by Holger KerstenThe result of many years investigative research, this book takes the reader to all the historical sites connected with Jesus in Israel, the Middle East, Afghanistan and India. As well as coming across age-old links between the Israelites and the East, the author finds evidence of the following - the youthful Jesus who followed the ancient Silk Road to India, while in India he studied Buddhism, adopted its tenets and became a spiritual master, that he survived the crucifixition and, after the resurrection, he returned to India to die of old age and that he was buried in Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir.
Jesus' Lost Years May Finally Have Been Found
Easter approaches, and readers of the Huffington Post should know about the accumulation of evidence that Jesus spent part of his life in India -- which parts, and how long, or even whether this happened, are much-debated by many scholars and religious leaders. Or, as the New York Times said of my film, I've been "sifting through legends, myths and historical evidence in an attempt to unravel the mysteries of the life of Jesus of Nazareth from ages 12 to 30" and Jesus' possible travels in India. Everyone is entitled to his or her right to skepticism, but if you fail to accept the challenge of considering this, you will be depriving yourself of knowledge of an extraordinary puzzle. This remarkable puzzle, which involves eighteen lost years or "Hidden Years" in the life of Jesus, may well turn out to be a cornerstone for understanding many enigmas about Christianity -- like the long-ignored missing but somehow obvious clue in a mystery that remains unsolved. Or perhaps somehow it will eventually be proven a dead end by indisputable dating of documents, DNA testing and other scientific tests and tools.
The unknown years of Jesus also called his silent years , lost years , or missing years generally refers to the period of Jesus 's life between his childhood and the beginning of his ministry , a period not described in the New Testament. The "lost years of Jesus" concept is usually encountered in esoteric literature where it at times also refers to his possible post-crucifixion activities but is not commonly used in scholarly literature since it is assumed that Jesus was probably working as a carpenter in Galilee, at least some of the time with Joseph , from the age of 12 to 29, so the years were not "lost years", and that he died on Calvary. In the late medieval period, there appeared Arthurian legends that the young Jesus had been in Britain. The use of the "lost years" in the " swoon hypothesis ", suggests that Jesus survived his crucifixion and continued his life, instead of what was stated in the New Testament that he ascended into Heaven with two angels. Following the accounts of Jesus' young life, there is a gap of about 18 years in his story in the New Testament. The ages of 12 and 29, the approximate ages at either end of the unknown years, have some significance in Judaism of the Second Temple period : 13 is the age of the bar mitzvah , the age of secular maturity,  and 30 the age of readiness for the priesthood, although Jesus was not of the tribe of Levi. Christians have generally taken the statement in Mark referring to Jesus as "Is not this the carpenter?
Please refresh the page and retry. M y journey to Ladakh began one idle summer afternoon in the dusty stacks of the London Library. I was browsing the volumes in the theology section when I came upon a 19th-century book with an intriguing title: The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ.
Did Jesus go to India? Was he taught by Hindu and Buddhist sages? There are many who are convinced that between the ages of , Jesus travelled. These sorts of claims are presented in the film The Lost Years of Jesus. Notovitch, a Russian journalist, claimed he had found documents in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery which described Jesus' life. In these scrolls Jesus was known as St Issa. At the age of 12 he left Jerusalem for India where he studied the Vedas.
Biblical Truth Bold Compassion. According to the Gospels, Jesus was born in Bethlehem, grew up in Nazareth, engaged in itinerant ministry throughout Galilee, Judea, and places between them, and was executed in Judea just outside Jerusalem. Except for a brief stay in Egypt with his parents as a baby Matt. The Holy Land where Jesus lived from the mountains north of the Sea of Galilee to the desert south of Jerusalem is such a tiny region that it could fit within the bounds of Lake Michigan with room to spare. Throughout most of church history, this understanding that Jesus remained within the Holy Land throughout his youth and adult years went virtually unchallenged.