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I understand that there were certain groups of Pharisees that required similar 
probationary periods/initiation purifications as Josephus attributed to the 
community of Essenes which would subsequently be somewhat analogous to the 
requirements for new membership into the Yahad as reflected in 1QS.  My 
question is what primary source offers this info (regarding the Pharisees) and 
whether there are any records of similar probationary/initiation requirements 
for other 2nd Temple Jewish 'sects'?

Thanks in advance....

Vernon Chadwick.