I really enjoyed the books I've read on the subject. But it's been a long time, and I only remember the gist.
According to my memory, the essenes had a leader or teacher figure who suspiciously resembles Jesus.
And Jesus may not have been such a pacifist, i.e. "sell your cloaks and buy daggers" (no Christian I've ever mentioned that verse to has ever heard of it).
I used to read a lot about the "historical" Jesus, and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
It's interesting stuff, and I hope someone can say more interesting things about it than I just did.
"I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) amd from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline."