Aloe and Myrrh

Aloe and Myrrh Modern day analysis on the most ancient of herbs. Known for being applied to Jesus once in the tomb and assumed to be part of an embalming process, what role do these herbs play in the world today? Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body…

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Sir Aurel Stein

“Popular local tradition has fortunately in Kashmir proved far more tenacious than the traditions of the learned.  I have often derived from it very valuable assistance in my local search for particular data.  The experience gained on my antiquarian tours has convinced me that when collected with caution, and critically…

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Sir Francis Younghusband

Wikipedia entry: Lieutenant Colonel Sir Francis Edward Younghusband KCSI KCIE (31 May 1863 – 31 July 1942, Dorsetshire) was a British Army officer, explorer, and spiritual writer. He is remembered chiefly for his travels in the Far East and Central Asia–especially the 1904 British invasion of Tibet, which he led–and for…

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Lady Henrietta Sands Merrick

“In Leh is the legend of Christ who is called Issa, and the monastery at Hemis holds precious documents fifteen hundred years old which tell of the days that He passed in Leh where he was joyously received and where He preached.  There is also the tradition of the Biblical…

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Al-Hilal – Christian Journal

In 1909, the editor of Al-Hilal, a Christian journal published from Beirut, Lebanon, wrote: “In Mohalla Khan-i-yar of the city (Srinagar), there is a tomb.  The people of Kashmir describe it as that of Prophet (Nabi) Yuz Asaf.  The ordinary people of the locality visit this tomb regularly.  In certain books…

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Tarikh-i-Kabir Kashmir

The Tarikh-i-Kabir Kashmir was published at Suraj Prakash Press in Amritsar, Punjab in 1902.  On page 34 of Volume 1 of that work, Haji Mohiuddin says: “Syed Nasir-uddin Khanyari is much revered for spending his life in piety and prayers.  He was buried in the famous shrine known as the Rozabal Tomb.  His…

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The Crucifixion by An Eyewitness

A letter written seven years after the crucifixion, by a personal friend of Jesus in Jerusalem, to an Essene brother in Alexandria. This document provides a fascinating ‘account’ of the life of Jesus and in particular the Crucifixion. Did Jesus Survive the Crucifixion? Was he revived by Joseph and Nicodemus?…

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Wajees-ut-Tawarikh

Origin: According to the Tarikh-i-Hassan, the Wajees-ut-Tawarikh was compiled in 1857 by Abdul Nabi Khanyari (Tarikh-i-Hassan, Vol. 1, p. 377). The appellation, “Paigambar” means, “Messenger of God.” So he is mentioned in this document as, “Messenger of God, Yuzu Asaph.” Abdul Nabi Khanyari was known by various names: Abdul Nabi, Naba Shah and…

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