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Mention may be made of the Jewish community of Rome. The Essenes are another group of people very concerned with purity. But how many people are we actually talking about?... [W]e have no way of testing [Josephus'] numbers, but if they're like any other kind of guess done either by a modern newspaper or by an ancient historian, they're not absolute. In that world or age to come, idolaters will perish, and the remaining portion of humanity, comprising Israel, will know the one, true God and spend eternity in his light.

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Publisher: State University of New York Press (October 10, 1996)

ISBN: 0791430782

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