Tag: josephus

Josephus on the Essenes

01/20 | Josephus’s commentaries on the laws and characteristics of the Essene community have been invaluable to scholars studying ancient Jewish laws and customs.   Read more…

Posted in Dead Sea Scrolls, People in the Bible.

Who Were the Essenes?

01/20 | A recent study has sought to determine by sophisticated methods whether Khirbet Qumran was home to a community of sectarian Jews, the Essenes.   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites, Dead Sea Scrolls.

Jesus Was a Refugee

01/15 | With news that over a million refugees have in the last year fled to Europe, scholar Joan E. Taylor says that it’s worth remembering that Jesus’ earliest years were, according   Read more…

Posted in Jesus/Historical Jesus.


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