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Re: orion Essenes, Palms, Water level
At 09:53 AM 7/22/97 -0400, you wrote:
>As mentioned earlier, it seems to me that Josephus is not saying that there
>were two types of Essenes, i.e., one type married and one type didn't marry.
> It seems to me that what he was staying that one type did not hold marriage
>in high esteem and the other type that would have treated it in a manner
>similar to persons of other sects at that time. Ian counters with references
>to the former as 1) neglecting marriage, 2) neither marrying wives, and 3)
>living by themselves. As to neglecting marriage, that seems consistent with
>the type of Essene that doesn't hold marriage in high esteem.
Thanks, Mark, for showing Stephen how a post is supposed to be written. You
address the issues and leave the insulting parentheticals aside.
Jim West, ThD
Adjunct Professor of Bible, Quartz Hill School of Theology