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Es·sene
[es-een, e-seen]
NOUN [JUDAISM.]
1.
a member of a Palestinian sect, characterized by asceticism, celibacy, and joint holding of property, that flourished from the 2nd century b.c. to the 2nd century a.d.
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The Essenes were a sect of Second Temple Judaism that flourished from the 2nd century BCE to the 1st century CE which some scholars claim seceded from ... More »
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The Essenes are not directly mentioned in Scripture, although some believe they may be referred to in Matthew 19:11, 12 and in Colossians 2:8, 18, and 23.

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Essene definition, a member of a Palestinian sect, characterized by asceticism, celibacy, and joint holding of property, that flourished from the 2nd century b.c. to  ...

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Apr 12, 2006 ... The oldest accounts of Essenes we have come from Philo of .... It is this reference that has led some to define the name of the group to mean ...

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Ancient Jewish History: Pharisees, Sadducees & Essenes .... was codified and written down roughly three centuries later in what is known as the Talmud.

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Since the archaeological discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1946, the word " Essene" has made its way around the world--often raising a lot of questions.

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Define Essene: a member of a monastic brotherhood of Jews in Palestine from the second century b.c. to the second century a.d..