Sicarii Essenes,’ ‘Those of the Circumcision,’ and Qumran

Robert Eisenman posted a new article over at the Huffington Post about the Sicarii. It is a fascinating read. I find the idea that there were religious zealots running around in biblical times very interesting. One can imagine a sect of Essenes with such strict obedience to the Law of Moses that they were willing to kill non-believers for discussing it. This sounds very much like the zeal many people have for their religion today. Imagine being surrounded on the streets and forced to submit to circumcision or death because you were discussing religion.This is a well researched and thought provoking article. I would expect nothing less from Professor Eisenman.

 

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