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Essenes

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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A Jewish mystical sect somewhat resembling the Pharisees. They affected great purity. They originated about B.C. 100, and disappeared from history after the destruction of Jerusalem. They are not directly mentioned in Scripture, although they may be referred to in Matthew 19:11,12 , Colossians 2:8,18,23 .

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Essenes'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ebd/​e/essenes.html. 1897.
 
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