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Re: Essene name

      Nothing like "Essene" is in fact in the Habakkuk Pesher. What is there
is Ose. Now if you would like to argue that Ose= Essene, I think that you
would be stretching the root quite thin. Show me an example of the root
ayin-sin-hey that comes close. Certainly there is not an occurrance in
Hebrew, Aramaic, or Syriac of which I am aware. Secondly, if you do want to
assert that Ose=Essene, please do not state it as fact. Say that there might
be occurrances of something possibly related to the word Essene in the DSS.
The fact is that we don't know the facts, but only present theories.

Just a few thoughts,
-David Jay Kaufman
HUC-JIR Jerusalem
Rabbinical Student