Essene definition

  • noun:
    • a part of an ascetic Jewish sect that existed in old Palestine from 2nd century B.C. towards second century A.D.
    • person in a first-century ascetic Jewish sect, in ancient Palestine from 2nd century BCE toward second century CE. The Essenes are believed to are the writers associated with Dead Sea scrolls.
    • certainly one of a sect among the Jews in the period of our Savior, remarkable due to their strictness and abstinence.
    • a part of an ascetic Jewish sect round the period of Jesus
  • adjective:
    • stated of or concerning the Essenes

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