Jesus, the Essene

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Jesus, the Essene

Postby ShinShinKid » Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:04 pm

I don't know if you have read or know anything about this subject, but a new book just appeared over at sacred-texts.com...I am thoroughly enjoying it.
Any thoughts on this subject?
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Postby monster » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:16 pm

I really enjoyed the books I've read on the subject. But it's been a long time, and I only remember the gist.

According to my memory, the essenes had a leader or teacher figure who suspiciously resembles Jesus.

And Jesus may not have been such a pacifist, i.e. "sell your cloaks and buy daggers" (no Christian I've ever mentioned that verse to has ever heard of it).

I used to read a lot about the "historical" Jesus, and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

It's interesting stuff, and I hope someone can say more interesting things about it than I just did.
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