Jesus and the Essenes

Jesus and the Essenes

UFO Sightings and Abductions by aliens were the beginning, the tip of the iceberg. Dolores Cannon's work in hypnosis has taken the study beyond abduction. This accumulation of 12 years of cases includes: * Cases of missing time * Spacecraft from other dimensions and planes of existence * Condensed or distorted time * The differences and functions of various alien races * And much more Dolores traces the phenomenon from the simple to the complex. Exploring areas untouched by other investigators, she makes the unbelievable become acceptable and understandable.

Jesus, the Essenes, and Christian Origins

New Light on Ancient Texts and Communities

Jesus, the Essenes, and Christian Origins

By bringing this holistic analysis of the evidence to bear, Joseph adds a powerful and insightful voice to the decades-long debate surrounding the Essenes and Christianity.--Bruce Chilton, Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion, Bard College

The Library of Qumran

On the Essenes, Qumran, John the Baptist, and Jesus

The Library of Qumran

Northwest of the Dead Sea, twelve kilometers to the south of Jericho and thirty-two kilometers north of the En-gedi Oasis, lie the ruins of a community long known to the Bedouins as 'Khirbet Qumran'. The nearly 900 original manuscript fragments found in caves near the site between 1947 and 1956 have fundamentally altered our view of ancient Judaism. The incredible discoveries at Qumran are unveiled in this compelling volume by one of the world's foremost experts on biblical archaeology and the ancient Qumran community. Drawing on the best of current research and a thorough knowledge of all the Dead Sea Scrolls, Hartmut Stegemann deciphers the meaning of the historical facts regarding the Qumran community and answers in an understandable and exciting way many of the questions that have provoked sensational speculation in the press since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Stegemann analyzes the purpose of the Qumran settlement itself and paints a picture of how daily life was carried on there. He probes similarities and differences between Essene baptism, commemorative meals, and eschatology and their early Christian counterparts. He also explores the relation of the Qumran community to John the Baptist, to Jesus, and to early Christianity, and uncovers the true nature of the Qumran writings, which continue to have a profound impact on biblical studies today.

The Secret Initiation of Jesus at Qumran

The Essene Mysteries of John the Baptist

The Secret Initiation of Jesus at Qumran

An examination of the early, mysterious Essene community at Qumran that links it with John the Baptist, Jesus, and the beginnings of Christianity • Offers an eyewitness account of the final burial place of John the Baptist • Makes the case that Christianity grew out of a form of monotheism first formulated by the Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten • Includes physical and photographic evidence never before published In his earlier book The Mystery of the Copper Scroll of Qumran, Robert Feather analyzed the Dead Sea Scroll engraved on copper that is considered the work of the secretive, devout Jewish sect known as the Essenes, who lived at Qumran around the time of Jesus. To continue his research into the Essene community's way of life and how its beliefs may have influenced the beginnings of Christianity, he met with Father Jozef Milik, one of the scholars who worked on deciphering the Dead Sea Scrolls in the 1950s. Feather learned that during Milik's work somewhere near the Qumran ruins, he had excavated a headless corpse that he believed to be that of John the Baptist. Feather presents persuasive, powerful evidence illustrating the strong link between the Qumran Essenes and New Testament teachings and showing that both John the Baptist and Jesus were intimately involved with this community at Qumran. He further supports the claim that early Christians continued a belief system centered on a form of monotheism first formulated by the Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten and uniquely espoused by the Essenes at Qumran.

The Gospel of the Essenes

The Gospel of the Essenes

The pure and original words of Essene teachings.

The Lost Religion of Jesus

Simple Living and Nonviolence in Early Christianity

The Lost Religion of Jesus

Jesus' preaching was first and foremost about simple living, pacifism, and vegetarianism; he never intended to create a new religion separate from Judaism. Moreover, Jesus' radical Jewish ethics, rather than a new theology, distinguished him and his followers from other Jews. It was the earliest followers of Jesus, the Jewish Christians, who understood Jesus better than any of the gentile Christian groups, which are the spiritual ancestors of modern Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox churches. In this detailed and accessible study, Keith Akers uncovers the history of Jewish Christianity from its origins in the Essenes and John the Baptist, through Jesus, until its disappearance into Islamic mysticism sometime in the seventh or eighth century. Akers argues that only by really understanding this mysterious and much misunderstood strand of early Christianity can we get to the heart of the radical message of Jesus of Nazareth.

Jesus and the Essenes

The Untold Story

Jesus and the Essenes

Jesus and the Essenes By: Rev. Ralph F. De Flores Jesus and the Essenes: The Untold Story is the second part of a trilogy relative to the life of Jesus and his loved ones. It provides the reader with some idea of what Jesus’ relations with the Essenes might have been like. Also, this historic novel may give you an insight as to why the Essenes were left out of the New Testament. After reading about the Essenes in the December 1958 issue of National Geographic, Rev. Ralph F. De Flores turned his attention to the New Testament to see what the writers of the New Testament had to say about that important Jewish sect during Jesus’ era. He was surprised to discover the Essenes were “left out” of the New Testament. That discovery resulted in him spending countless hours researching whatever he could discover about that interesting Jewish sect whose monastery wise men wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls. Let the story begin. This historic novel may prove interesting to people who like to read novels that deal with Jesus’ era.

The Essene Heritage

Or, The Teacher of the Scrolls and the Gospel Christ

The Essene Heritage

Analyzes the literature and history of the Essenes, who, the author argues, developed in secrecy the tenets which would later be proclaimed by John the Baptist and Jesus Christ.

The Essenes

Children of the Light

The Essenes

Eyewitness accounts of the secrets of the mystery school of the Essenes at Qumran; and Jesus' and Joseph of Arimathea's connection with the Essenes. The information was gained through regressive hypnosis.

They Walked with Jesus

Past Life Experiences with Christ

They Walked with Jesus

Sequel to Jesus and the Essenes. The past-life memories of two women capture a true and compelling portrait of Jesus the man, from the healing miracles he performed to the gentle philosophy he preached. This is an INSIDER view, direct from Jesus' time, deep in feeling tones and profound in implications, giving a sense of how things truly were. This book includes drawings of the Temple and Old Jerusalem, and includes scenes at the Temple in Jerusalem, visits to homes and leper colonies, political intrigues leading to the crucifixion, and also the personal feelings of those who met him. The realism of this information is astounding.