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AW: orion Hemerobaptists
>In his "Church History" (22:7) Eusebius quotes Hegesippus who refers to
>seven Jewish sects (while Josephus refers to four): "Essens, Galileans,
>Hemerobaptists, Masbothaeans, Samaritans, Sadducees and Pharisees."
I was wondering what were meant by Galileans in contrast to Pharisees,
what was meant by Masbotheans, in addition to Hemerobaptists? Were these
three groups totally unaffiliated from Pharisaic Judaism?
***Eusebius also mentions the *christian* sect
of the Masboethaens a few verses earlier (22:5). So
I wondered: could the jewish Masboethaeans of verse 7 be
a mistake under the influence of that earlier verse,
that is: a corruption of Boethusians (after Boethus, a priest
from Egypt assigned by Herod; the sect is also mentionend
in the Talmud AFAIK) ??
Could the Galileans be Zelotes, Josephus' 'fourth sect...
founded by Judas the Galilean' ?