How long was Jesus in Egypt
Notovitch’s writings immediately created controversy. Max Mueller, a German Orientalist, published a letter he had received from a British colonial official stating that Notovitch’s presence in Ladakh was “not documented”.
J. Archibald Douglas, then a professor at Agra College also visited the Hemis monastery in 1895, but stated that he found no evidence that Notovitch had been there. There is very little biographical information about Notovitch and there is no record of his death.3
The diary of Dr. Karl Rudolph Marx of the Ladane Charitable Dispensary, a missionary of the Moravian Brethren Order, and director of the hospital in Leh, clearly stated that he treated Nicholas Notovitch for an acute toothache in November 1887. Edgar J. Goodspeed in his book “Famous Biblical Hoaxes” states that the head abbot of the Hemis community signed a document denouncing Notovitch as an outright liar, but this claim has not been independently verified.
(1559.4) 139:6.9 Nathaniel’s father (Bartholomew) died shortly after Pentecost, after which this apostle traveled to Mesopotamia and India, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and baptizing believers.
In reality here we observe a new distortion of facts that were real. And possibly the religious castes of India, in a desire to enhance their national religions, inverted the facts, in order to diminish the influence of Christian groups in later centuries.
Hidden life of jesus
In any case, the tradition that St. Thomas preached in India spread widely in the East and West and appears in writers such as Ephraim, Siro, Ambrose, Paulinus, Jerome and later Gregory of Tours and others. There is also the long-accepted belief that St. Thomas made his missionary journeys through the far south of Mylapore.
In this region there is still a cross, carved in half relief, with a dove painted on the top, representing the Coming of the Holy Spirit. The cross also has some ancient characters in Pahlavi (Old Persian), which, although examined by experts sent by the Portuguese kings, could not be deciphered. Finally it was done by an old man who knew the ancient Indian scriptures. The writing confirmed that the Holy Apostle had been in that place, that he made a Church and converted many souls, among them several kings of the Malabar coast and other places. For a confirmation of the result of this finding, the Portuguese sought another elder learned in the languages of India, who after studying it in detail and without knowing the statement of the first elder, deciphered the words written on that cross, coinciding with what the first elder had declared.
The life of Jesus from his birth to 30 years of age
He maintained controversies with members of some of the most important religious groups of Judaism, and most especially with the Pharisees, whom he accused of hypocrisy and of not caring for the most important things of the Torah: justice, compassion and loyalty (Mt 12:38-40; Lk 20:45-47).
The authenticity of his message lay in his insistence on love for his enemies (Mt 5:38-48; Lk 6:27-36) as well as in his very close relationship with God, whom he called in Aramaic with the familiar expression Abba (Father), which neither Mark (Mk 14:36) nor Paul (Rom 8:15; Gal 4:6) translate. It is about a close God who seeks out the marginalized, the oppressed (Lk 4:18) and sinners (Lk 15) to offer them his mercy. The prayer of the Our Father (Mt 6:9-13: Lk 11:1-4), which he recommended to his followers, is a clear expression of this relationship of closeness to God mentioned above.
However, Judea enjoyed a certain level of self-government. In particular, Jerusalem was governed by the authority of the high priest, and his council or Sanhedrin. The exact powers of the Sanhedrin are a matter of controversy, although it is generally agreed that, except in very exceptional cases, they did not have the power to judge capital offenses.