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There is a hint of this in Essene's account of Lassik war stories (1942, p. 91).California Athabascan Groups
Martin A. Baumhoff
The twelve chosen were all Jews, probably of the Essene order.
We have stated Christ may have been an Essene either by birth or by conversion.
Like the Essene, the Buddhist monk was not forced to remain for life.
The author says that all this is pure nihilism, and Essene communism.
1550s, member of a Jewish sect (first recorded 2c. B.C.E.), from Latin, from Greek Essenoi, of disputed etymology, perhaps from Hebrew tzenum "the modest ones," or Hebrew hashaim "the silent ones." Klein suggests Syriac hasen, plural absolute state of hase "pious."