Leaving aside hypotheses of affiliation of the Essenes with other groups (John the Baptist, Qumraners, early Christians), this study attempts to think again about how one should undertake a methodical investigation, then tries to illustrate the procedure by investigating each of our sources that names and describes the Essenes, seeking to explain both differences and commonalities while conjuring up the sort of group that lay behind such descriptions.
|Title of host publication||Celebrating the Dead Sea Scrolls|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Canadian Collection|
|Editors||Peter W. Flint, Jean Duhaime, Kyung S. Baek|
|Place of Publication||Atlanta, USA|
|Publisher||Society of Biblical Literature|
|Number of pages||51|
|ISBN (Print)||9781589836037, 1589836030|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2011|
Mason, S. N. S. (2011). The Historical Problem of the Essenes. In P. W. Flint, J. Duhaime, & K. S. Baek (Eds.), Celebrating the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Canadian Collection (pp. 201-251). Society of Biblical Literature.