Colossians 2; A Continuation
Carlos Serrato Jr's June 30th Bible Study Handout
Josephus Wars 2:119 1st Century
(119) For there are three philosophical sects among the Jews. The followers of the first of whom are the Pharisees; of the second the Sadducees; and the third sect, who pretends to a serverer discipline, and called Essenes.
Josephus on the Essenes Wars 2:119