I think both john the baptist and jesus studied with the essene as young people. The bible does not state that john the baptist was an essene. Szekely authored the essene gospel of peace, which he translated from an ancient text he supposedly discovered in the 1920s. The gospel of the essenes by edmond bordeaux szekely. John the baptist and the essene question catholic heart. But he does not claim that john the baptist was an essene. The essene gospel of john edmond bordeaux szekely on.
Dec 06, 20 ok, i thought id try my question this way. Essene bread oblationmiracle of the loavesprobably an essene passover gatheringthe codex nazaraeusthe earliest gathering of christians at romeessene water drinkers and vegetariansthe gospel according to the hebrewsgospel of the infancy. The essene gospel of peace book 1 the essene gospel of peace the essene gospel of peace book 2 the unknown books of the essenes the essene gospel of peace book 3 lost scrolls of the essene brotherhood the essene gospel of peace book 4 the teachings of the elect. It is a wonderful document of jesus teaching about how to live in harmony. Essene diet eating with awareness everphi returning to. Jul, 2019 josephus deeply admired the essenes, and he describes them at length. Jan 11, 2019 additionally, johns clothing of camels hair and leather girdle is the opposite of the clean white garment that the essenes would wear and try to keep unstained through all their ritual washings. The essene gospel of peace is an ancient manuscript found in the vatican library. Academic baptism elijah essene theology gospel of luke gospel of mark gospel of matthew historical jesus holy spirit john the baptist messiah and messianism rabbinic literature ritual purity serge ruzer. These websites hold to this from the dead sea scrolls and the. The traditions of the mystic orders further state that jesus then gave to john the various signs of the mystery schools to which they both belonged, working from the common signs up until jesus passed on to degrees to which john had not attained, although he was an eminent highdegree essene. It is a wonderful document of jesus yashiya teaching about how to live in harmony with the laws of nature.
Szekely authored the essene gospel of peace, which he translated from an. The central holistic themes and great message of the saviour of humanity as may be rediscovered and found in the holy bible when read and received with the essene gospel of peace in heart and mind. A good example of a group which separated itself from society at large and defined itself against the temple in jerusalem are the essenes, or perhaps you might say, the people of the dead sea. Pdf the new melchizedek bible, vol 5, the essene gospelstable. The nt was inspired and written by essenes especially the gospel of john. The form will be sent to the officer in charge of the soil and health library, steve solomon. The essene humane gospel of christ the salvation of the world the humane gospel of jesus. Chrysostom that jesus told his disciples if they wanted to learn the mysteries of god, they would first have to. Chrysostom that jesus told his disciples if they wanted to learn the mysteries of god, they would first have to be of humane character. The essene jesus is a product of the enlightenment. It was discovered in the vatican library and appears to be a genuine manuscript written at the time of christ or shortly thereafter. The central holistic themes and great message of the saviour of humanity as may be rediscovered and found in the holy bible when read.
The jews, long before the time of jesus, were divided into three sects, the sadducees, the pharisees, and the essenes. Price new from used from paperback, 1968 please retry. To obtain a copy of essene gospel of john for personal study, fill out the following mandatory information form and click request copy. A portrait of jesus world the essenes and the dead sea. Jesus apocalyptic teachings seem to align with them a lot. Translation based on the first century aramaic and ancient slavonic texts szekely, edmond bordeaux on. In the process of determining the biblical canon, a large number of texts were excluded from the new testament, many of which were vigorously suppressed or destroyed.
Edmond bordeaux szekely march 5, 1905 1979 was a hungarian philologistlinguist, philosopher, psychologist and natural living enthusiast. John, jesus and the essenes 103 coupled with this, jesus quotes from jeremiahs famous temple sermon which was a hallmark of his career. It is almost impossible in reading of the last not to be forcibly struck with the remarkable resemblance between their doctrines, precepts and practices, and those of jesus and the early christians. The essene gospel of john szekely claimed that, while studying at the vatican in 1923, he had found and translated several obscure hebrew and aramaic texts which he said proved the essenes were vegetarians, and that vegetarianism was prescribed by jesus. The pharisees and sadducees antagonized jesus, and were eventually responsible for his betrayal, unjust conviction by the roman court, and crucifixion. There are no references to an essene gospel of peace in any ancient source. The essenes at qumram were largely a group of ascetics who separated themselves from second temple orthodox judaism because of its perceived religious laxity. Published 1968 by first christians essene church in san diego, calif. The essene gospel of peace, translated and edited from the. It was in 1928 that edmond bordeaux szekely first published his translation of book one of the essene gospel of peace, an ancient manuscript he had found in the secret archives of the vatican as the result of limitless patience, faultless scholarship, and unerring intuition. Essene, member of a religious sect or brotherhood that flourished in palestine from about the 2nd century bc to the end of the 1st century ad.
The essene gospel of peace book one spiritual minds. These include the best known essene gospel of john also known as the gospel of peace of jesus christ and the essene gospel of john, a mutilated lookalike of the gospel of john and the gospel of the holy twelve also called the gospel of the perfect life. John the baptist anticipated the coming of an elijahlike priestly messiah who would purify the temple. A modern essene sect assembled for meditation and instruction. Edmond bordeaux szekely was able to discover essene documents in the secret archives of the vatican. Beware of this demonic doctrine the essenes gospel of. Apr 26, 2014 proof that yashiya was a vegetarian is based on the essene gospel of peace, which szekely claims to have translated from an ancient text he supposedly discovered in the 1920s. Below you will read an excerpt from the essene gospel of peace, book one apocryphal, a direct translation of the aramaic of the words of jesus, as recorded by his disciple john. Szekely alleges that this ancient gospel text is authentic and that the canonical gospels are forgeries. Jan 02, 2020 it has been popular among some scholars to claim that john the baptist was an essene.
Modern christian essenism, which consists of many diverse groups, is a form of gnosticism with little or no connection to the historical essenism of qumran. A most interesting and delightful little book is entitled the essene gospel of peace book 1. In it, jesus tells his disciples to eat raw vegetables, take frequent enemas to cleanse the colon, and dont eat meat. Only the essene writings contain the complete story of the most kind and generous of all men, a man that by his moral strength of holy character puts all other men to shame, especially the religious frauds of today who preach in his holy name. The essenes hid themselves away from society in the wilderness. The bible and interpretation on jesus, the essenes, and the. Translation based on the first century aramaic and ancient slavonic texts unknown binding 1968 by edmond bordeaux sze.
The essenes did not recognize jesus as messiah, but they thought that the teacher of righteousness would himself be an essene. For it is on those pages that we discover the various elements beyond the first three pillars. Additionally, johns clothing of camels hair and leather girdle is the opposite of the clean white garment that the essenes would wear and try to keep unstained through all their ritual washings. Scholars have sometimes argued that the gospel according to st. For jesus held rather to the spirit of the law, and john to the letter of same. The bible and interpretation on jesus, the essenes, and. Issued by the order of atonement and united templars society paris, jerusalem, madras, brighton, 1901. From enoch to the dead sea scrolls the essene science of fasting banus the essene essenemoses essene revelation essene holy streams essene seven fold peace essene seven fold peace ii. Jan 01, 1971 a most interesting and delightful little book is entitled the essene gospel of peace book 1. They viewed themselves as a remnant of the devoted, a voice crying in the desert is. Like the violent revolutionary jesus hypothesis, it is an attempt to portray jesus as a human being without the mythical accretions of theological dogma. Josephus deeply admired the essenes, and he describes them at length. The gospels have maintained perfect silence as to the deeds of jesus, previous to his meeting with john the baptist, through whom, according to them, he in some way took possession of his ministry. At the very least, the possibility is worth exploring.
Nazarites or nazareensbaptised by the nazarite johna secret societyinquire who is worthy. Szekely, this text contains the actual words spoken by jesus and his beloved disciple john. That is to say, it is written in a greek environment, and is designed to appeal to men saturated in greek culture by the employment of greek concepts and imagery. The essenes sent forth teachers from their own communities to share these teachings with all nations, including menachem the essene in 20 bc, john the baptist, and john the beloved, as well as jesus, who is said to have been raised and educated in the essene communities. As promised, in a forthcoming series of essene path articles we will delve deeply into the actual contents of both the gospel of the holy twelve and the essene gospel of peace.
What he wished to know he could learn from none other than the essenes. Essene diet eating with awareness everphi returning to nature. If you havent figured it out already, its a hoax just like every other set. Yet the idea that jesus, john the baptist, or the early jesus movement were influenced by the essenes has always been controversial. Introduction to the ancient essenes and the modern essene. The dead sea scrolls, found between 1947 and 1956 in caves on the northwest shore of the dead sea, provide us with a picture of a firstcentury jewish community that could well have been the home of john the baptist. This story is told in his book, the discovery of the essene gospel of peace, published in 1975. Fragments from the essene gospel of john szekely free download as word doc. Who were the essenes and were jesus and john the baptist. John may be regarded no longer as the latest and most evolved of the gospels, but the. Following the gospel of peace of jesus christ, szekely has completely translated the original manuscript from aramaic of the supposedly lost gospel of the essenes. There are some similarities between john and the essenes. Hidden essene texts provide clues to bibles origin kathy j. However, no one besides szekely has ever seen the manuscript.
The apocryphal texts the excluded and suppressed books of the bible. The discovery of the dead sea scrolls, and our growing knowledge of the essene community that produced them, gives us one of the most important pieces of evidence for the diversity of jewish life. Fragments from the essene gospel of john szekely god. For the bread developed by the essenes, see sprouted bread. In his book the discovery of the essene gospel of peace, he tells the story of how two chess players helped him meet the renowned msgr. I have been reading online about jesus and john belonging to this essene sect. Translation based on the first century aramaic and ancient slavonic texts. He also deeply admired john the baptist, and described his ministry and death at some length.
Fragments from the essene gospel of john szekely god the. Feb 08, 2019 the essenes at qumram were largely a group of ascetics who separated themselves from second temple orthodox judaism because of its perceived religious laxity. It has been popular among some scholars to claim that john the baptist was an essene. Unlike the historical essenes who were founded on the canon of the tanakh old testament, minus the book of esther, the christian essenes. The essenes the essene new testament the gospel of the. The essene gospel of peace, written by edmond bordeaux szekely, is the most famous modern example of a pious vegetarian fraud. Both the practice of baptism and of the sharing of the wine are recorded as part of their practices long before jesus and john the baptist popularized them. The problem with this is that ive come across web pages that devote much time and effort to proving the following. Pious fraud, vegetarian style compassionate spirit. The essene gospel of peace, book 1 by edmond bordeaux szekely.
The essene gospel of peace is an ancient tome filled with arcane secrets found deep in the vaults of the vatican library health woo bullshit written by edmond bordeaux szekely and published in 1928. I was wondering how big of an influence you think the essenes had on jesus and his teachings, and if theres any evidence that he and john the baptist were students of that philosophy. Nov 16, 2016 the essene gospel of peace is an ancient manuscript found in the vatican library. Edmond bordeaux szekely march 5, 1905 1979 was a hungarian philologist linguist, philosopher, psychologist and natural living enthusiast. The essene gospel of peace book 3 lost scrolls of the essene brotherhood the essene gospel of peace book 4 the teachings of the elect other essene writings. Essene gospel of john from book 2 of szekelys essene gospel of peace john 1 in the beginning was the law, and the law was with god, and the law was god. This is as the master of his fathers house intended and spoke of in the canonical gospels, st matthew 23. Book one of the essene gospel of peace, an ancient manuscript he had found in the secret archives of the vatican as the result of limitless patience, faultless scholarship, and unerring intuition. Inspired by the essene gospel of peace, discovered in the secret archives of the vatican discovery of the essene gospels and translated from the aramaic by edmond bordeaux, szekely. Hidden essene texts provide clues to bibles origin. Proof that yashiya was a vegetarian is based on the essene gospel of peace, which szekely claims to have translated from an ancient text he supposedly discovered in the 1920s. The new testament does not mention them and accounts given by josephus, philo of alexandria, and pliny the elder sometimes differ in significant details.495 680 987 1433 257 354 1070 662 666 879 129 937 1356 1120 106 177 217 532 838 1463 373 824 1345 661 244 926 356 476 20 215 1235 350 1320 368 1266 10 226 202 398