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Who wrote...

The Essene Gospel of Peace? I keep finding who translated it but I can't seem to find who the original author was. Any ideas?

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purpleducky

Asked by purpleducky at 3:01 PM on Jul. 18, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • that's kind of like asking who the author of the dead sea scrolls was.

    DarkFaery131

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 3:06 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • Well for the most part we know who wrote most of the books of the Bible (both old and new testament). I am just wondering if there is any idea who wrote this.
    purpleducky

    Comment by purpleducky (original poster) at 3:07 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • Actually, we DON'T know who really wrote the bible. We only know the names that were put on the books. The gospel of Mark wasn't written BY Mark, but in honor of him. The first 5 books of the O.T. were supposedly written by Moses. Yet his death is described in detail in the final book. Ghost-writing?? We have a long series of believers--priests, monks, scribes, and so forth--who transcribed these books over and over. We can't even be certain that what is written on the copy we have is the same as what was on the original copy. And it is pointless to speculate about who MIGHT be the original author, because we will never really know.
    witchqueen

    Answer by witchqueen at 12:54 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • Never even heard of this, I'll do some lookin'
    ShelbysHope

    Answer by ShelbysHope at 9:38 AM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • Here is a link regarding the Book of Peace
    http://reluctant-messenger.com/essene/index.html
    As a pp said, there is no way to know who wrote it.
    That it was found in the Vatican archives shows it has been hidden from public for over 2000 years...on purpose.
    greenergypsy

    Answer by greenergypsy at 12:26 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

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