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Did John the Baptist Eat Like a Former Essene?: Locust-Eating in the Ancient Near East and at Qumran
Saint Louis University.
2004 (English)In: Dead Sea Discoveries, ISSN 0929-0761, E-ISSN 1568-5179, Vol. 11, no 3, 293-314 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In light of the rather common practice of locust-eating in the Ancient Near East and in numerous Jewish writings from Leviticus to Moses Maimonides (1135–1204 c.e.), this article evaluates critically James H. Charlesworth’s thesis that John the Baptist’s eating locusts and honey supports a characterization of the legendary wilderness prophet as a former Essene.

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2004. Vol. 11, no 3, 293-314 p.
Keyword [en]
John the Baptist, Moses Maimonides, James H. Charlesworth, locusts, Damascus Document, Essenes
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Religious Studies Religious Studies
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Old Testament Exegesis; New Testament Exegesis
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-141403OAI: diva2:385556
Available from: 2013-01-17 Created: 2011-01-11 Last updated: 2013-01-17Bibliographically approved

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