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See Z. Safrai,'The Sons of Yehonadav ben Rekhav and the Essenes,'
Bar-Ilan 16-17 (1979), 37-58. Safrai claims that the Rabbinic traditions
about the family of Yehonadav ben Rekhav refer to the Essenes.
On Thu, 4 Apr 1996 HuldrychZ@aol.com wrote:
> Has anyone suggested, and offered evidence, that the Rachabites (of course I
> mean their descendents) were the founders of the Qumran sect?
> Jim West, ThD
> Professor of Biblical Languages, CCBI
> Petros TN 37845