This thesis is pretty difficult to swallow whole or in part. However, i am always conscious that so much of our written history was destroyed early on for the purpose of securing a coherent Christian context. This opens the door for almost anything.
At the same time, Kristos screams Krishna and it happens to be anomalous in the Christian story as well. Then add in that India was not so far away. After all Alexander had marched an entire army there and back successfully so movement was possible and continuously happening as well. The sea trade made it easy for small groups.
I have scant doubt that India, Egypt and Mesopotamia shared their scriptures continuously over the time of the Bronze age which ran from 3000 BC through 1000 BC. Global Bronze Age shipping ensured a continuous exchange of priests and other religious scholars or seekers. Once you understand that this was easy enough, then it follows that when the Bronze Age ended the various cultures then transcribed these scriptures in whole or in part into their own script and language.
Add in the common practice of transferring place names by settlers in a new land and it is all open. Note that i accept that the Iliad was describing events in the Baltic, not least because it can be dated to 1180 BC and that date make it impossible for it to be the Aegean unless you wish to ignore the burgeoning civilization of Crete and the equally unmentioned Hittites. That is not plausible and other dates work even less...
By Gene D. Matlock
- Both Christ and Krishna descended from Noah.
- The future births of both messiahs were predicted ahead of time.
- Christ was descended from Abraham
- Krishna was the father of Abraham (Brahma).
- Christ was at once a Koresh, a Hebrew, and a Yehudi.
- Krishna was at once a Kurus, an Abhira, and a Yadava.
- Christ was an incarnation of Yah-Veh.
- Krishna was at once an incarnation of Vishnu and Shiva.
- Christ's first name, Jesus, was Yeshua.
- A title of Krishna, meaning "love; devotion," was Yesu. Even today, many Hindu parents name their sons, Yesu Krishna.
- Both men were born of virgins and in a stable.
- Krishna's mother was named Devaki.
- Jesus mother was called Mary.
- Krishna did not have an earthly father as such, but a protector, named Vasudeva.
- Jesus did not have an earthly father as such, but a mortal protector named Joseph.
- An evil king tried to kill Christ and Krishna when they were both infants.
- To protect the infant Jesus, Joseph and Mary took him to Maturai, Egypt.
- To protect the infant Krishna, his parents, Vasudeva and Devaki, took him to Mathura, India.
- It was predicted that both men would die to atone for the sins of their people.
- As you have probably noticed, they took refuge in places having almost identical names.
- Both men preached to their people.
- Christ was crucified and then resurrected. Krishna was killed by a hunter's arrow and impaled on a tree. Later, he returned to life.
- Christ was crucified in Jerusalem.
- Some Hindu scholars think that Krishna died in Jerusalem, having gone there when his coastal city of Dwarka sank under the sea. Others say he went to Iraq.
- Christ appeared after his "death." Krishna appeared after his "death."
- Both of them have a major holiday dedicated to them on December 25th.
- Christ had a female admirer named Mary Magdalene. Krishna had a female admirer named Marya Maghadalena.
Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made a high priest forever after the order of Melchisedec. (6:20.) For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him...(7:1); For he was yet in the loins of his father when Melchisedec met him. (7:;10);...what further need was there that another priest should arise after the order of Melchisedec...(7:11); Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchisedec (7:17);.