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The Dune Encyclopedia This article or section refers to elements that appear exclusively in The Dune Encyclopedia.
The Commission of Ecumenical Translators emerged after Butlerian Jihad, when the Spacing Guild and the Bene Gesserit (who foresaw increased opportunities for furthering their own plans) encouraged the leaders of religions to exchange their views.
The CET in the course of 7 years created the Orange Catholic Bible; a revised amalgamation of the ancient holy scriptures, a considerable extension of the traditional canon, and it also abridged and reordered it.
They guaranteed labor for the next generation of scholars, who were engaged in assembling the Azhar Book, which preserves the great secrets of the most ancient faiths and traces the received texts to their origins.
The OCB spread out through the worlds. Some interpreted this as a sign from God, an omen of unity. But the CET delegates when they returned to their respective congregations 18 of them were lynched within two months and 53 recanted within the year.
Members of the CET included Chairman Toure Bomoko and Bertoli who wrote Memoirs from their meetings. They numbered some well published poets among them.