Essene Academy of Religion, Theology and History
Course 1 - The Origins of the Essenes, Ancient Witnesses & Calendars
Vero Essene Yahad
Dr. Jackson Snyder
3495 1st St. Vero Beach, FL 32968
VeroYahad (at) gmail.com
Greetings students of the Essene Academy of Religion, Theology and History, Vero Essene Yahad. Special greetings to newcomers and candidates within the ordination program. In this first installment, let us look at the history of the "Primitive" Essene movement. We actually have several origins and 'fathers' in our Essene Faith - here they are:
- 'Melchizedek' in Jebus from about 1800 BC
- Zaphenath-Paneah in Egypt 1350 BC
- Moses is Egypt 1200 BC
- Zadok the Priest in Jerusalem 1000 BC
- Ezekiel the Priest / Prophet 600 BC
- Onias IV the Priest / 170 BC
- The Teacher of Righteousness 200 BC - 100 AD
- Yahshua the Son of Man 30 AD
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- The Teaching of the Twelve (Didache)
- The Epistle of Barnabas
- The Dead Sea Scrolls (perhaps 850 books)
- The Gospel of the Nazarenes
- The Nazarene Acts of the Apostles (the Clementia)
- More of 1st Enoch and 2nd Enoch
- The Aramaic / Slavonic Josephus.
We will look into all these texts in due time in order to ferret out the real man who called himself by a legendary name, the 'Son of Man', so meaningful if we are to understand him.
But first let us get some history under our belts.
Most of the audios you will be listening to are from my radio show on Hebrew Nation Radio, but there will be various teachers also. Below are links to each audio for you to listen to and take notes from. You will need to develop your own system of keeping all of this information at your reach, for later referral. It's quite a lot to take in at first. There will be a small assignment for you to complete, to help you summarise what's important to learn and also so that we know how you are continuing in your study.
In addition, there will be a few books to read - you will need to read a part of them every week to keep up and keep the contents fresh in your mind. You are not tested on the book reading, however they will form part of the foundation for your understanding. I will supply you most books in pdf. If you want printed books, I will supply a link to purchase those.
We will expect at least the first assignment to be completed in a timely manner, however if you are experiencing difficulty keeping up, just let us know. Not completing the assignment, which is easy, will get you expelled from the class. You cannot go forward to the next course, until you have succesfully completed everything in this one. It is our intention to get this course into the curriculum of a theological school, so we must garner results from you.
MP3 CDs are available at $7.50 per course. These can be played on a car (2007 and newer), a computer or a TV DVD player.
The Origins of the Essenes, Ancient Witnesses and Calendars
Boccaccini - Beyond the Essene Hypothesis
Required Listening - (Audio Links)
Origins, First Followers, Ebionites & Heresiologists by Brad Brink 1
Origins, First Followers, Ebionites & Heresiologists by Brad Brink 2
Course 15 continues the Melchizedek Legend from here.
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