Posted: Jul 24, 2015 5:28 am
by RealityRules
The hypothesis that John the Baptizer had a close association with the Qumranities at one point in his life and thus inherited many of their ideas and practices has been shown,while still historical speculation, to be reasonable historical speculation given the evidence that we have. The Dead Sea Scrolls have given us a great framework for understanding the behavior and practices of John the Baptizer and thus have illuminated just one more aspect of early Christian origins.

John the Baptizer and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Caleb Upton
Prof. Judith Newman
April 12th, 2012