The famed biblical seer Saul of Cyrene was believed to have been a close follower of Jesus Christ having followed him and his disciples around Galilee.
Very little is known of his early days and he was not mentioned directly in any biblical text in the bible as we know it. But the holy book itself has been heavily edited and so references to Saul may have been excluded for obvious reasons as many of his writings conflict with the “approved” bible script.
Some scholars believe Saul (born 37BC, died 47AD) may have been a scribe from one of the temples around Jerusalem but left to follow the Christ and record his teachings.
There is speculation that Saul of Cyrene was actually Simon the man who is claimed in the bible to have helped carry the cross of Christ (Mark 15:21). Also in Acts 2:10 where Jews from Cyrene heard the disciples speaking in their own language in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost, Simon (or Saul) is thought to have been in that group.
Saul spent his later days in the remote hills of Cyrene in present-day Shahhat, Libya as a reclusive seer and wrote extensively about his experience. Perhaps there he acquired the name Saul of Cyrene years later hence there was no biblical mention of this name in the earlier texts.
Saul was said to have spent his last years living in solitude in a report area of Cyrene in Libya where he spent much of his time devoted to his writings Many of his journals and his obscure predictions have been lost in time but in 1887 near the village of Shahhat, some of his writings were found in a cave sealed in clay jars.
There were purportedly transferred to the Vatican several years later where they were to remain locked away for years in the Secret Archives. However in 1992 a few of the documents purportedly belonging to Saul of Cyrene were leaked to the world by Vatican scholars.
It is not immediately knows the extent of his writings that have been recovered. Only several pages have been leaked to the outside world. Israeli archaeologists believe that that several volumes of his texts still exist but they have been deemed too ‘unsettling’ to be publicly disclosed.