First, there is a train of illogic employed in these works. For Ewing, the connection between Jesus and the Essenes is based on the opinion that, since he was
19 Upton Ewing, The Essene Christ(New York: Philosophical Library, 1961).
20 Ibid., pp. 48–51, 62–63.
21 Ibid., pp. 52, 62–64.
22 Ibid., see pp. 62–64, 368–369, 393, 397, for examples.
23 Charles Potter, The Lost Years of Jesus Revealed(Greenwich: Fawcett Publications, Inc., n.d.).
24 Charles Potter, Did Jesus Write This Book?(Greenwich: Fawcett Publications, Inc., n.d.), pp. 16, 77, 133–141.
neither a Sadducee nor a Pharisee, Jesus must have been an Essene!^25 Again, since the Gospels depict Jesus as opposing both the Sadducees and the Pharisees but never opposing the Essenes, then he must have been one of the latter.^26