essene essene

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a member of an ascetic Jewish sect around the time of Jesus
  2. (adj) said of or relating to the Essenes

Usage(s):

  • The text of the fragment pictured is from a commentary on Habakkuk, in which an unknown essene writer sought to tell the story of his sect by a highly fanciful commentary on the .

Quotes

  • In addition, the Pope said on Thursday, Jesus celebrated Passover "without a lamb, as did the Essene community", which did not sacrifice animals.
    on Apr 8, 2007 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Independent Online

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