Thursday, July 16, 2020

Jesus, the Essenes, and Christian Origins - Revue Biblique

Émile Puech reviews Jesus, the Essenes, and Christian Origins in the Revue Biblique: this book gives "a good idea of the contribution of the Dead Sea Scrolls to the study of the Jesus of history and the Gospels." Puech also agrees that a number of Essenes - although not Qumran Essenes - joined the Jesus movement, given the absence of any references to the Essenes in the New Testament or in rabbinic literature, yet their notable influence on the former.