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The Essenes were a religious sect of Judaism, first appearing after the Hasmonean revolt, up through and during the time of Christ. You can find more about them here. Thus, for the Essenes, the physical act of immersion was insufficient in itself to render the individual fit for participation in community functions. The immersion had to be preceded ...


Baptizo is the Greek word used to translate “Mikvah” from Hebrew which means to dip or submerse. This was a required process to enter the Temple for worship. To enter the mikvah pool you must also already be scrupulously clean prior to entry. The entire object of the Mikvah is to wash away any impurities before entering into the presence of the Lord. The ...

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