012: Did John the Baptist Hear God’s Voice in Qumran? (Podcast)

One of the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found

QUMRAN: A Place of Mystery. Where one of the greatest discoveries in history was made – the Dead Sea Scrolls. Yet, it’s also the location of the Essene sect, a group shrouded in mystery and intrigue.

  • Hans speaking to us at Qumran

    Was John the Baptist a part of the Essenes for a while?

  • Did God speak to him through the clouded theology of the sect?
  • Did Jesus visit the Essenes in Jerusalem?
  • Have you ever wondered if God can speak to you through the ordinary “stuff” of life?

Listen in today to discouver the possible Biblical connections with Qumran and the Essenes that you may not even be aware of.

Today, our group is sitting under a tent, surrounded by the parched beauty and craggy mountains of the desert.

Listen in below:

(See photos of Qumran and the Dead Sea at the end of this post.)

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In this Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • The background of the Essenes, what they believed and how they lived
  • How Jesus Personalized His message to each group (Pharisees, Sadducees, Zealots)
  • The possible connection between Jesus and the Essenes as evidenced by preparations for the Last Supper.
  • Scriptural references that show that John the Baptist may have been with the Essenes for a time.

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Photos from Qumran and the Dea Sea:

Arlen & Elsa Salte and friend hiking in the desert mountains of Qumran


QUMRAN, ISRAEL – Essene ritual bath


Essene ruins: Qumran Israel


Dead Sea Scroll at Qumran, Israel


Float like a cork in the mineral-rich Dead Sea


The beauty of the Dead Sea


Cover yourself in the rich minerals of the Dead Sea – but don’t get it in your eyes!



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4 thoughts on “012: Did John the Baptist Hear God’s Voice in Qumran? (Podcast)

  1. It’s so lovely to hear Hans’ talks again, it helps me to remain connected to Israel and remember the places I have visited. I was at the prison last night and showed pictures from many places in Israel and gave them all the relevant scriptures as a handout to enable them to bring the Bible to life and hopefully give them a hunger to learn more from the Word of God.

    Love and prayers

    • That is so wonderful to hear Vera. We’re so glad these podcasts are a blessing. God richly bless you in your ministry.