A team of German researchers, including two archaeologists, believe that Moses and Jesus Christ are buried in central Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-administered Kashmir.
Suzanna Olsson, who wrote a book on the life of Jesus in India, Jesus, Last King of Kashmir: Life after the Crucifixion (Charleston, SC: BookSurge Publishing, 2006), also believes that Jesus visited India and went as far as Afghanistan. In her book, she says that there is evidence that the tombs of Jesus and his mother Mary are located within India. The reason Jesus came to India is because, according to local tradition, many people in Kashmir are descendants of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel.
Those who advocate their relationship with the Lost Tribes say that many places in the region have biblical names, such as Har Nevo, Beit Peor, Pisga, and Heshubon. These names are identical with the names of places in ancient Israel. In addition, one of the tribal groups of people who live in Kashmir is called Asheriya, which is Asher. Another group is called Dand, similar to the tribe of Dan. The tribe Gadha is the tribe of Gad and the tribe of Lavi is the tribe of Levi.
Personally, I do not, for one moment, believe in this theory. There is not one shred of evidence in historical documents that proves such a theory. Only people who do not take the biblical narratives seriously can come up with a farfetched theory such as this one. No one who takes the biblical narratives seriously should believe these people, even if these people are German archaeologists.
If you want to read the article, “India: New Interest in ‘Jesus Grave’ in Kashmir, “click here.
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary
Tags: Archaeology, Jesus, Moses