OFF: Essense (was Re: Re: Onomastics and taxonomies; Was,LeGuin; Was: 12th-centuryconlang)
|From:||Eric Christopherson <raccoon@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, October 17, 1999, 7:28|
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From: andrew <hobbit@...>
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Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 1999 10:39 PM
Subject: Re: Onomastics and taxonomies; Was,LeGuin; Was: 12th-centuryconlang
> On Tue, 12 Oct 1999, John Cowan wrote:
> > > as Heinlein put it, who goes out from the city half a mile, recites a
> > > prayer, and then digs a hole in the ground when they have to use the
> > > restroom?
> An answer to this question might be an Essene. I think there is a
> reference in the book "The Temple Scroll" by an Israeli archaeologist,
> Yigael I think was one of his names, that the Essenes who remained in
> Jerusalem did observe this practice. The city gate they left for their
> ablutions came to be called the Dung Gate, although there are other
> theories on the origin of this name. Moreover they did not relieve
> themselves during the Sabbath!
Probably Yigael Yadin.
And oy, I wouldn't want to be in that position. Wonder if they fasted or
something so they wouldn't have to go?