Definitions for "Essene"
Keywords:  sect, ascetic, mystics, jewish, kingly
One of a sect among the Jews in the time of our Savior, remarkable for their strictness and abstinence.
one of the four sects of first century CE Judaism, this was a group of radical purists who led monastic lives in the desert near the Dead Sea and awaited God's salvation through two messiahs: a kingly (and warrior) messiah of David's line and a priestly messiah descended from Aaron
a member of an ascetic Jewish sect around the time of Jesus
Keywords:  relating
said of or relating to the Essenes