By Marvin Vining
Decodes the useless Sea Scrolls to bare Christianity’s hidden Essene origins • finds the Essenes as key figures in the back of Jesus’s trial, torture, and crucifixion • exhibits how Jesus, a former Essene himself, was once deemed “the depraved Priest” for his liberationist politics and humanist bent • Examines the misplaced Christian doctrine of reincarnation and the key position of Gabriel within the Virgin delivery The lifeless Sea Scrolls, chanced on in 1947 at Qumran, are as a rule believed to were written by way of a Jewish sect referred to as the Essenes among 350 BCE and 70 CE--but before no convincing technique has associated the Scrolls to the particular lifestyles and teachings of Jesus. Marvin Vining builds from the debatable paintings of Barbara Thiering to illustrate that the Scrolls do converse on to the origins of Christianity or even mirror a replicate picture of the Gospels from the point of view of Jesus’s enemies.Christianity arose out of a schism among the exclusivist, inflexible, and militant perspectives of the Essenes and the inclusivist, tolerant, and nonviolent perspectives of Jesus. Jesus used to be raised an Essene, yet he refused to keep on with their orthodoxy. Vining exhibits that the useless Sea Scrolls are written in a mystery coded language referred to as pesher within which Jesus emerges because the depraved Priest, the antagonist to the instructor of Righteousness who used to be the chief of the Essenes. Jesus the depraved Priest revitalizes the Gospel message via revealing Jesus’s precise position as a tireless social reformer and progressive instructor. Vining’s examine reopens Christian doctrinal questions supposedly lengthy settled, akin to reincarnation and the Virgin birth--even demonstrating that those matters are comparable. He discloses that the angel Gabriel used to be incarnate in a dwelling man or woman and transmitted the seed of a holy bloodline to the Virgin Mary.
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Fortunately, I have other means of identifying the Essenes as scribes at my disposal, arguments that should convince even the most critical scholar. I will show that the etymology of the name "Essenes" is taken from the Hasideans or Greek Asidaioi, a sect known as the "pious" that emerged during or shortly after the Persian exile (1 Macc 2:42; 7:13; 2 Macc 14:6). Although it may now be nearly impossible to trace the direct lineage, I believe the Hasideans were the ancient forerunners of the Hasidim, whom Buber studied.
Ssoics m the New Icstiiiiicnl By iliis p;inil)lc, |i siis meant that the priests of the Pharisees and the I lcrc)tlians did iu)t offer the "bread of life," but were consecrated instead by leaven, bread unsuitable for sacrifice (cf. 1 Cor 5 : 6 - 7 ) . A very rich parable, this, but in addition to its deeper theological meaning, it serves our historical exegesis well. T h e New Testament's silence on the Essenes has now been broken. They, the Scrolls authors, were called Herodians. Yadin did not note that Mark and Matthew mention the Herodians in the tribute to Caesar's story, which when fully understood also identifies the Herodians as the Essenes.
I concur; Jn 6:4. ssoics m the New Icstiiiiicnl By iliis p;inil)lc, |i siis meant that the priests of the Pharisees and the I lcrc)tlians did iu)t offer the "bread of life," but were consecrated instead by leaven, bread unsuitable for sacrifice (cf. 1 Cor 5 : 6 - 7 ) . A very rich parable, this, but in addition to its deeper theological meaning, it serves our historical exegesis well. T h e New Testament's silence on the Essenes has now been broken. They, the Scrolls authors, were called Herodians.