How to Pronounce Essene?

Correct pronunciation for the word "Essene" is [ˈɛsiːn], [ˈɛsiːn], [ˈɛ_s_iː_n].

"Essene" in context

The Essene were a Jewish sect in the first century of the Common Era, who were devoted to the study of the Torah and the observance of strict religious laws. Their focus was on a communal life and living in harmony with nature. The Essene were celibate, vegetarian pacifists and believed in the importance of charity. They also practiced daily prayer and meditation, with the aim of deepening their relationship with God and their fellow beings.

The Essene are believed to have originated around the turn of the first century BCE, when their founder, John the Baptist, lived.

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