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a member of an ascetic Jewish sect around the time of Jesus

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section] 2901 (2006); see Essene & Apgar, supra note 35, at 12.
Failing in this, he attempts to win recognition among the Essenes, but he cannot practice their traditions and beliefs.
Graetz saw such strong similarities between Jesus and the Essenes that he concluded that Jesus was an Essene.
Although many contend the Essenes were a tee-totaling ascetic group, Dayagi-Mendels says the bone-colored cups were of a type used for wine drinking elsewhere.
He's covered everything from conditions in a Massachusetts mental hospital for the insane in the starkly probing Titicut Follies, to the monastic serenity of Essene, the bustling racetrack world of Race, the low life of Law and Order, and the high life of fashion in Model.
But what Fisher and petrologist Eric Essene found instead was the world's largest known fulgurite -- a tube-shaped glob of glass that had formed when lightning struck the ground.
has been chosen by The Essene Way Retreat, on Ambergris Caye, Belize, Central America, as the engineer, supplier, systems integrator, and installer for a comprehensive solar-electric, independent energy system.
While stopping short of identifying Jesus as an Essene, H.
At Essene Market & Cafe, a hot and cold meatless buffet and dining area share the generous space with fresh local and organic produce and healthy grocery items.
The headline read: "Romanian Professor Founds Cult Across the Border at Tecate: Essene School of Life Springs from Brain of Visiting Cabalist.
And the chapter, "Jesus is not a sadist," is fully refuted by the hunchbacked dwarf's transformation of Gehenna from the Essene death chamber in which non-Essenes were exterminated, into the Christian Hell in which the Religious Right's detractors, including moderate Christians, are tortured by flamethrowers for all eternity (Mark 9:47-49).
Essene starkly and exactingly documents daily life in a Benedictine monastery as its members attempt to resolve the inevitable conflicts between personal needs and the institutional and organizational priorities of the community.
Two-day-old wheat sprouts can be ground for making the biblical Essene bread.
Heinrich Graetz, a German Orthodox Jew, wrote a renowned History of the Jews (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America: 1848) in which he presented Jesus as an Essene and a "renouncer of life.
Experts say they were written 2,000 years ago by the religious Essene sect.