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The Spiritual History of the Dead Sea Sect
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The Essene sect was one of the most remarkable in both general and Jewish history. The Essenes sought a better world with a superior societal order, and attempted to realize these in their way of life.
This was a unique Jewish sect, some of whose writings were found in the Qumran caves and verified what had been known about the sect from other sources.
Prof. Flusser invites the reader to take a thrilling tour of the spiritual realms of the Essenes, and at the end of this tour he believes that the reader will ask himself whether he too, as the Essenes, longs for a better world, in which one "moves away from evil and clings to the good, and acts with truth, charity and justice in the world."
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About the Author
David Flusser was the professor of Early Christianity and Judaism of the Second Temple Period at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Flusser is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. He is a recipient of the Israel Prize (1980), awarded by the State of Israel. In 1989 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Theology by the Catholic Faculty of Theology of Lucerne, Switzerland. His books include Jesus and Judaism and the Origins of Christianity. He has published over 1000 articles in Hebrew, German, English, and other languages. He died on his 83rd birthday on September 15 2000.
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