The Judaean cultural context of community of goods in the early Jesus movement: Part III. The distribution of Essene community of goods in Southern Palestine and its poverty-relieving macroeconomic significance at the time of Jesus
Capper, B. 2019. The Judaean cultural context of community of goods in the early Jesus movement: Part III. The distribution of Essene community of goods in Southern Palestine and its poverty-relieving macroeconomic significance at the time of Jesus. Qumran Chronicle. 27.
This is Part III of a multi-part article. This Part advances the thesis that the practice of community of goods amongst the Essenes across southern Palestine at the time of Jesus was centred in Essene 'houses of the community' located in c. 200 villages, where these houses significantly alleviated poverty amongst the rural agrarian working population. One of these houses was Bethany, which means 'House of the Poor', new Jerusalem, where Jesus was anointed by a Jerusalem patrons of the house as royal Messianic leader of the nation.
|Keywords||Essene Community; Community of goods; Palestine; Early Christians|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||16 Jan 2019|
|Accepted||13 Jan 2019|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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