Jesus was taken down from the cross by Joseph of Arimathea and was treated by both Joseph and Nicodemus, who were members of the Essenes Order (as was Jesus), and who were experts in the healing medicines (John 19:38-40). Once Jesus was healed, he knew he had to stay out of sight and to leave the area once he had settled his affairs (John 20:14). His mission was to preach to all the tribes of Israel, many of whom had been taken to Assyria, Mesopotamia and Media (modern day Persia/Iran) by the Assyrian King Shalmaneser V. When the Persian Empire spread to Afghanistan, India and Kashmir, the so-called “Lost Ten Tribes of Israel” moved with it and permanently settled in those areas. Jesus appeared to his followers one last time on the Mount of Olives and then disappeared in a cloud (Acts 1:9). He travelled to Damascus and then on to Persia. He had to change his name to Yuz Asaf (Jesus the Gatherer) to escape recognition. He reached Afghanistan and then India and settled in Kashmir. He travelled for many years preaching to the tribes of Israel in Kashmir, India, Nepal and surrounding areas. He died there at the age of 120 years and is buried in Mohalla Khaniyar, Srinagar, Kashmir. More details and pictures are in this presentation.