The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Essenes
Lecture no. 16 from the course: The Holy Land Revealed
Taught by Professor Jodi Magness | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
Scholars believe the Qumran community, commonly identified with the Essenes, was a sect that lived in anticipation of the End of Days. What was it like to be a member of this ascetic community? What strict codes of purity did it live by? What is Jesus's relationship to this apocalyptic group?