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Re: orion Origen
At 07:05 AM 4/8/98 -0400, you wrote:
>On the chance that someone may have an explanation:
>Why does Origen--in his extant writings anyway--never mention Essenes or
Because he did not find them significant enough to bother with.
> So, is it probably merely happenstance that we have no extant
>comments of Origen on Essenes or Therapeutae, or can someone suggest why he
>would differ so much on this from, say, Eusebius?
Again, it is not mere happenstance. If the essenes would have mattered to
Origen he would have discussed them. Every now and again we need to apply
dear brother Ockham.
Jim West, ThD
Quartz Hill School of Theology