The Book of Jubilees: The Torah Calendar eBook - Book - Page 14
I N T R O D U C T I O N
In the same scroll jar alone with Genesis in one instance, the Book of Jubilees
was found ranking as the #6 most abundant scrolls in Qumran. Clearly important
among that community of Levite priests, this tells us much as the Temple Levites
were the keepers of scripture. Jacob entrusted Levi with this role in Jubilees 45:16
and Moses authorized these same Aaronic Levites in Deuteronomy 31:24-26 to
do the same. If one truly wanted to know what books were and were not included
in the Bible canon at the time of Messiah, they need not look far as this preserved
the Old Testament canon of scripture up until His time. There were no books yet,
just scroll libraries like the one found in Qumran.
Some attempt to force the books in the Septuagint which can be a useful
publishing indeed in comparison but never as a standalone text as inerrant
scripture. In fact, it too was a scroll library created in Egypt and the Aaronic
Levites were not in Egypt at that time. They were in the Temple where they
should be soon to be driven out into the Wilderness of Judaea. They would take
their Bible, scroll library in that time, with them. This was rediscovered in 1947
and immediately the Catholic Church and Pharisees moved to redefine the Bible
that was found to protect the fraud they perpetrated in those days and since. The
sect that created the Septuagint Greek translation in Egypt were not Aaronic
Levite priests. These were Essenes in their attempt to hijack scripture which they
would later write what they would call scripture in the Gnostic Gospels also found
in Egypt. Not one Gnostic Gospel was found in Qumran nor do they coalesce
with the New nor Old Testaments.
Essene is a name not found in the Bible even in the Greek Septuagint version
demonstrating that cult has nothing to do with the Bible. The Qumran community
never uses it nor anything similar. It is derived from the writings of Pliny, Josephus
and others as ESSENOI, or ESSAIOI. As this is not a Bible word, we must go to
an occult source to learn this originates in Egypt. In 2007, the Rosicrucian Digest
weighs in on this.
Origins of the Word “Essene”
The word truly comes from the Egyptian word kashai, which means “secret.” And
there is a Jewish word of similar sound, chsahi, meaning “secret” or “silent”; and
this word would naturally be translated into essaios or “Essene,” denoting “secret”
or “mystic.” Even Josephus found that the Egyptian symbols of light and truth
are represented by the word choshen, which transliterates into the Greek as essen.
Historical references have been found also wherein the priests of the ancient temples
of Ephesus bore the name of Essene. A branch of the organization established by
the Greeks translated the word Essene as being derived from the Syrian word asaya,
meaning “physician,” into the Greek word therapeutes, having the same meaning.