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The Essenes were a sect of Second Temple Judaism that flourished from the 2nd century BCE ..... Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Volume 7. pp.

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What is Essenes? Definition and meaning:ESSENES es-senz', (Essenoi, Essaioi) : \Contents - \I.

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

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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  ...

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The sect arose about 150 B.C. (the first-named Essene is Judas, 110 B.C.) and disappeared towards the end of the first century A.D. They worshipped one God,  ...

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This is where we begin to get some of the insights into the way the Essenes at .... at large and defined itself against the Temple in Jerusalem are the Essenes, ...