Bible scholars say there are about twelve years of Jesus’ life that are unaccounted for, and Dr. H.J. Trebst thinks he visited the holy city of Puri, in India, during this time. While there, he studied the Hindu Veda and was exposed to Buddhist ideas, which some Biblical scholars say can be detected in the gospels.

2,000 years ago, Puri was famous as a seat of learning and many different religious leaders visited there. Indian religious scholars are searching their own texts for evidence of Jesus’ visit there. Trebst plans to look in the library of the Jagatguru Sankeracharya, the oldest collection of manuscripts in India, which has a large collection of palm leaf manuscripts datomg from the 4th century BC.

No matter where Jesus was then, he’s in our hearts right now, as we get ready to celebrate Christmas.

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