Jesus, the Essenes, and Christian Origins: New Light on Ancient Texts and Communities

By Joseph, Simon J.

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9781481307765
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Baylor Univ.


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Reviewed on April 1, 2018  |  History and Philosophy

Of the three major first-century Jewish sects known to us, two—the Pharisees and the Sadducees are featured prominently in the Synoptic Gospels, but of the third, the Essenes, not a word. Joseph (religion, California Lutheran Univ.; The Nonviolent Messiah), however, finds that the Essenes may have had some influence on Jesus. Among these are a dynamic method of interpreting the Torah, a nuanced eschatology, and a reevaluatio...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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