The Book of Jubilees: The Torah Calendar eBook - Book - Page 21
W H O
L I V E D
Q U M R A N ?
THE ESSENES OF EIN GEDI
“On the west side of the Dead Sea, but out of
range of the noxious exhalations of the coast, is
the solitary tribe of the Essenes...”
“Lying below the Essenes was formerly the town
of Engedi...” “Next comes Masada...” 
– Pliny the Elder, Natural History (Book V)
Pliny, a geographer, indisputably
located the Essenes in the mountains
overlooking Ein Gedi, 25 miles South
of Qumran. He even anchors it to
Masada just to the South and that is
the Southern tip not near Qumran.
This is affirmed in mass scale
archaeology called “The Essene
Find” in Ein Gedi. This included
a very ancient temple identified
as a Chalcolithic Temple, c. 4th
millennium B.C., which was not built
by the Essenes but likely part of their
compound in the mountains.
Also, archaeologists discovered
a synagogue with many symbols
identifying these Essenes as the
secret cult throughout history fitting
to everything we know about the
Essenes who never lived in Qumran.
They were obsessed with peacocks
as they worship the Peacock
Angel(Persian) identified by many
as the Nephilim deity known as
Asmodeus. They etched swastika on
the wall, very prominently display
an 8-pointed star of Ishtar on the
floor in tile, etc. They even offer what
appears a very freemasonic warning
on the wall.
There is no actual coherent data
placing Essenes in Qumran.
Remnants of a Chalcolithic Temple (4th millennium BCE).
Essene synagogue in Ein Gedi. 
Tile mosaic on synagogue floor in Ein Gedi. 
Peacock symbols in Ein Gedi