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Re: orion-list Tantlevskij on "Essenes"

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> Tantlevskij--like most scholars--recognizes that a
> significant portion of the Qumran mss are Essene. But there is no special
> emphasis on Jesse in Qumran Essene texts to support such a
> self-designation. Also, one might expect reference somewhere to "sons of
> Jesse", or the like.

The Mechoqeq theme is widespread in the DSS. You know, I know, everybody
knows. So what? And it's quite clear that the resulting Davidic Jesse
language shows similarities to a certain hut in Bethlehem. It is recognized,
that Jesse was called a Bethleheminite. No doubt that the stem in the
decisive passage of Isaiah delivered the wood for the later birth myth of
Christ - now with an ascended star above (and ignoring the mechocheqot). But
to link these 'descendents of the Jessean stem' of the DSS (self-designation
or not, doesn't matter) with their Christian counterpart - and that is what
you get, Steve - the jihad-like Immanuel-group in the Maid Marian story,
then, means frustrating war of faith. Or at least the endless loop of a
zero-sum-play between the DSS and Matthew at Cassandra's Q-Logia Crossing.
Better we intend to avoid devastation. Simply because the sun shines.


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