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Re: The Essenes and War

>Let me reply with 2 presuppositions:
>1) the word "essene" is the anglicized form of "hasid".

More to the point, 'Essene' is the Anglicized form of 'Assai', Aleph Samech
Aleph Yod (pl. Assaim), a word whose origins are not certain and which some
equate with the Therapuetae of Egypt.

Eric Forster