posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 04:06 AM
reply to post by Gaussq
It appears that the German version presented is not the original text. I couldn't find a link to the original 'parchments'. This German appears
modern, not 11th/12th century.
The dates seem a little funny, since Johannes would appear to have been (1042-1119) 77 years old when the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the
Temple of Solomon were inaugurated, say 1118 or 1119.
Hugues de Payens would have been (1070-1136) 49 years old but even so, 77 would have been quite an age back then, especially since they only started
digging after 1119 and Johannes appears to have died the same year. Johannes (or Jehan de Vezelay) would have had to make the discovery and write his
prophecies within a time period of around 12 months.
The thing is, there is a completely unsubstantiated entry on Wiki that indicates that he found the 'secret' after the first Crusade, say 1096-1099
when he was a much younger man.
This would imply that he was already aware of the secret and had 'written' his prophecies prior to collaborating to create the Knights Templar.
Are there any links to the original text?
NOTE: Since the majority of the Knights Templar were 'French', including Johannes and Hugues, why did they write anything in German? It would be
good to see these prophecies in their original form.
NOTE: Although all of the original 9 Knights are not definitely known, below is an example of some names that have been suggested:
1. Hugues de Payens
2. Geoffrey de St. Omer
3. Payen de Montdidier
4. Archambaud de St. Agnan
5. Andre de Montbard
6. Geoffrey Bisol
9. (Suggestion of) Hugh Conte de Champagne.
[edit on 15-7-2010 by SugarCube]