About Kingdom Roots with Scot McKnight

The Kingdom Roots Podcast with Scot McKnight is a conversation about how the Kingdom took root then and how it takes root now. Kingdom Root conversations with Scot McKnight will give clarity to the context of the New Testament and how that context informs the Church today. Dr. Scot McKnight is the Julius R. Mantey Chair of New Testament at Northern Seminary. Learn more about Northern Seminary’s Master’s of Arts in New Testament at
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Essenes Then and Now - KR 86

Kingdom Roots with Scot McKnight

Published on 03/23/2018

What is the appropriate way to respond to corruption?In the first century, there was a group of Jews called the Essenes who countered the corruption in their day by entirely withdrawing from the rest of society. Scot unpacks how this group formed, their foundational beliefs, and the critical practices of the way this group lived. The Essenes were an essential part of the religious landscape in the first century when Jesus’ Kingdom took root. They also shed necessary light on how the Church can and should be taking root today. Want to learn more about the Essenes by reading the Dead Sea Scrolls? These are the two sources Scot Suggested: Geza Vermes Translation - Dead Sea Scrolls Study Edition (Vol.1 &2) -

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