Essenes Definition and meaning from Bible Dictionary. ESSENES es-senz', (
Essenoi, Essaioi): \Contents - \I.
Essenes definition, a member of a Palestinian sect, characterized by asceticism,
celibacy, and joint holding of property, that flourished from the 2nd century b.c. ...
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
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.
The Essenes were a monastic Jewish sect around the 2nd century B.C until the
time of the war with Rome in A.D. 66-70. They lived near the Dead Sea at what is
Apr 12, 2006 ... There are three major accounts of the Essenes in Josephus. .... It is this reference
that has led some to define the name of the group to mean ...
The Essenes and the Dead Sea Scrolls. What does the discovery of these scrolls
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Essenes. A sect of the Jews who practiced a strict ceremonial asceticism,
discouraging marriage, having community of goods, temperate, industrious,
Philo, who calls the Essenes "the holy ones," after the Greek ὅσιοι, says in one
..... In an old Armenian version of Philo's dictionary of Hebrew names "Essene" is
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