1Sara Di Diego = "The Essene sect originated as protestors against the Hasmonean Dynasty, who had come into power due to the Maccabean Revolt. The Essenes were the ones to write the Dead Sea Scrolls. We have no record that Jesus (Yeshua) was an Essene. King Herod revered the Essenes, and believed them to be prophets of God. Thus he helped them and remained an ally his entire life.Work Cited:White, L. Michael. From Jesus to Christianity How Four Generations of Visionaries & Storytellers Created the New Testament and Christian Faith. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2004. Print."
3Sara Di Diego = "This contains apocalyptic language that was common at this time, due to the reshaping of Judaism to include apocalyptic books like Enoch 1. "Your Heavenly Domain approaches" or "Thy Kingdom come" infers that the world will end soon and that God's Kingdom will promptly come.Work Cited:White, L. "Rise of Christianity." Rise of Christianity. University of Texas - at Austin, Austin. 12 Feb. 2015. Lecture."