Friday, July 17, 2020

Jesus, the Essenes, and Christians Origins - DSD Review





In a review recently published in Dead Sea DiscoveriesCecilia Wassén notes that Jesus, the Essenes, and Christian Origins “makes a strong case that Jesus . . . had ‘a relationship’ with Essene ideology and halakhah. The book as a whole provides many insightful analyses of Jesus’s engagement with different groups as well as appropriate analyses of Qumran texts . . . the study makes for a stimulating dialogue partner for historical Jesus scholars.”