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Topic - Was Jesus an Essene?
Posted: 31 Jan 2018 at 13:14 By Vanuatu
Originally posted by toyomotor toyomotor wrote:

As I understand it, the Essenes were a sect of Judaism, so does it necessarily follow that Jesus was  an Essene?

If Jesus was a part of any Judean sect it could have only been the Essenes.

Saul of Tarsus, (later known as St Paul) was a Pharisee they lean a bit towards the fascist edge and wanted to wipe out followers of Jesus. 

Saudducee were the ruling class, heavily ritualized and political. Ciaphas, known for turning Jesus over to Pontius Pilate, was a Saudducee.

The Zealots may have liked Jesus but he wasn't pushing a violent overthrow of anything, not his style.

So, Essenes-"children of light" were focused in the spiritual, mystical experience and less of the material world. They were dualistic and I do get hung up on that. 
However, Jesus does criticize the priests of the temple and is angered over the sale of sacrificial animals in the temple. Essenes were waiting for some celestial justice, Jesus is far above revenge.

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