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" These men are despisers of riches, and so very communicative as raises our admiration. Nor is there any one to be found among them who hath more than another; for it is a law among them, that those who come to them must let what they have be common to... "
The Works of Josephus--: Containing Twenty Books of the Jewish Antiquities ... - Page 247
by Flavius Josephus - 1825
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Texts and Traditions: A Source Reader for the Study of Second Temple and ...

Lawrence H. Schiffman - 1998 - 777 pages
...anyone to be found among them who has more than another, for it is a law among them that those who join them must let what they have be common to the whole order. For among them all there is no appearance of poverty or excess of riches, but everyone's possessions...
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Texts and Traditions: A Source Reader for the Study of Second Temple and ...

Lawrence H. Schiffman - 1998 - 777 pages
...a law among them that those who join them must let what they have be common to the whole order. For among them all there is no appearance of poverty or excess of riches, but everyone's possessions are intermingled with every other's possessions, and so there is, as it were,...
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An Ethnography of the Gospel of Matthew: A Critical Assessment of the Use of ...

Louise Joy Lawrence - 2003 - 392 pages
...Essenes for their disregard of personal riches. "There is no one to be found among them who has more than another; for it is a law among them that those who...them must let what they have be common to the whole order."168 In Contra Apionem, the Jewish people are likewise esteemed for their peaceable relations.169...
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Understanding Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism

Lawrence H. Schiffman - 2003 - 409 pages
...one to be found among them who has more than another, for it is a law among them that those who join them must let what they have be common to the whole order. For among them all there is no appearance of poverty or excess of riches, but everyone's possessions...
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The Way! the Prophetic Messianic Voice to the Path of the Edenic Kingdom ...

Shalomim Y. Halahawi - 2007 - 468 pages
...communicative as raises our admiration. Nor is there any one to be found among them who hath more than another; for it is a law among them, that those who...other's possessions; and so there is, as it were, one patrimony among all the brethren. They think that oil is a defilement; and if any one of them be anointed...
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Of Widows and Meals: Communal Meals in the Book of Acts

Reta Halteman Finger - 2007 - 326 pages
...Josephus's account in particular sounds like the description of an especially tight-knit fictive kin group: There is no appearance of poverty or excess of riches,...other's possessions; and so there is, as it were, one patrimony among all the brethren. . . . They also have stewards appointed to take care of their common...
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