Krishna and Jesus, who came first?

Valerie J Roebuck vjroebuck at APPLEONLINE.NET
Fri Aug 4 17:35:53 UTC 2000

Subhamoy Das writes:

>Does anyone know when the first literature about Krishna was written, i.e.
>was it before or after the birth of Jesus?

Most scholars would place the GItA BCE. (I don't think Nirad C Chaudhuri
carries a lot of weight as a Sanskritist.)   But the earliest reference to
"KRSNa son of DevakI" is considerably earlier--ChAndogya UpaniSad III.17.6.

Valerie J Roebuck
Manchester, UK

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