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There is a long tradition of Jesus being portrayed as an Essene. He was, most likely, Essene, of the Nazarene sect that held the marriage covenent,
as did Joseph and Mary. If not, Jesus most certainly did the 3 year stint of tutelage, as did Paul.
The Essenes claimed to have been founded by Moses, in the tradition of Samson, and their oath can be found in Numbers Chapter 6.
5. The Essenes required a person to commit to a three year study period, prior to acceptance into the Brotherhood. The Bible records that Paul
(who wrote a large part of the Bible's New Testament) withdrew for a 3 year period just prior to beginning his preaching.
6. In the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Essenes record that a man who had studied with them for a three year period, had betrayed them, and was spreading
'lies' about their faith. This person is simply referred to in these writings as "The Liar". The Bible and several other historical manuscripts record
that there was much disagreement between Paul and some of the disciples and leaders of the early church. Paul was teaching that observance of certain
Jewish customs or 'laws' was not a requirement for salvation. He defends himself in the Bible, claiming "I am NOT a liar!"
Eisenman shrewdly points out that the two Scrolls villains, the Liar and the Wicked Priest, are never identified with each other, and indeed they
cannot be references to the same person, since the Liar is said to be a betrayer and defector from within the group, while the Wicked Priest is the
enemy without. Eisenman's candidate for the Liar is Paul who repudiated the Law for which James and his Covenanters were zealots. Like the Tübingen
School, Eisenman sees the Pseudo-Clementine literature as the refuge of important stray traditions which furnish clues to the relations between the
parties of the early Christian movement. And there the James-Paul enmity, which Luke papers over but which peeps out between the paragraphs in
Galatians, is on plain display
The Essenes did not cut their hair or shave, which was not the fashionable norm of the day. They were also known to wear white clothing.
Jesus is almost always depicted unshaven, with long hair and in a white robe.
There is a lot of tell tale evidence of Jesus being Essene, For example, during his vision quest in the desert, he was said to have communed with
angels. This is something that the Essenes were known for. The average Jew, Pharisee or Sadducees were not.
Other tell tale signs of Essene influence in Jesus' life are, the young man dressed in white at the tomb, after Jesus' supposed "resurrection," and
when Jesus appeared to Mary at the tomb, she supposed him to be a "gardener." The only way this story makes sense is if Jesus' face was obscured by a
bee keepers mask. The Essenes were known for their honey, and any good Essene gardener would also be a bee keeper.
The fact that he was given honey comb, when he asked for food, because he was hungry, is another Essene "clue."
The Bee in Religion
We have already touched upon the importance of the Anatolian city of Ephesus and its association with the Bee, including its name – the Bee, and its
Bee goddess, Artemis. However, Ephesus was an important city in the development of Christianity as well, for not only did it house one of the seven
churches of Asia, as listed in the ‘Book of Revelations’, but Paul spend several years there and the last house of the Virgin Mary is believed to
have resided nearby. In fact, many believe the Gospel of John was written there. Yet perhaps the greatest revelation of all is that Artemis and her
high priests of Ephesus were called Essenes, meaning King Bees.
The Essenes were a Jewish religious sect founded in the first century BC who flourished for roughly 300 years in the vicinity of the Dead Sea, and
their base at Qumran produced one the important historical discoveries of the 20th century; the Dead Sea Scrolls. They were also Beekeepers, and the
first association of the Essenes with Bees was in the 2nd century AD by a Greek traveler named Pausanias.
The Essenes, or King Bees as they were known, maintained the role of priestly officials and were the forefathers of Christianity. Even the Catholic
Church referred to Jesus Christ as an Aetherial Bee, a name that symbolized the personification of the clear upper air breathed by the great Greek
Olympians. In fact, the ‘Book of Luke’ (24, 41-43) confirms that the first food eaten by Christ after his resurrection was honey:
The Essenes were the first Christians, as they believed that Jesus was their re-born ascended master that promised to return, as the messiah.
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