On the origins of Jewish sectarianism in the second to first centuries, BCE, with a focus on Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, and (if different) the first inhabitants of Qumran, where the Dead Sea scrolls would be found.

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One listener recently alerted me (thank you!) that the audio files continue to not be properly “balanced” between left and right sides. We have figured out the cause for this, and will fix it beginning with the next episode.