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Re: Assumption of Moses

Jim West wrote:
> Has anyone suggested, in the literature, that the Assumption of Moses is
> anti-Essene?

Dear Jim,

This is quite an intriguing little question. What made you ask it?

I've been reading it lately as a Pharisaic document, dating from before
Jude was written and depending on your interpretation of the structure
of the text it's either all later than Herod or a chapter has been
inserted. It's anti the Hasmonean establishment as well as anti-Herod.
But anti-Essene?

Ian Hutchesson