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Essene   Listen

Said of or relating to the Essenes.

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"Essene" Quotes from Famous Books

... much covert bitterness. At first a standing committee was appointed to make these visits, of whom Ithiel was one. Before two years had gone by, however, much murmuring arose in the community upon this matter. It was pointed out in language that became vehement—for an Essene—that so much power should not be left in the hands of one fixed set of individuals, who might become careless or prejudiced, or, worst of all, neglectful of the welfare of the child who was the guest not of them only, but of the whole order. It was demanded, therefore, that ...
— Pearl-Maiden • H. Rider Haggard

Words linked to "Essene" :   Hebrew, Jew, Israelite

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