So it goes ...
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OK ... but this is speculation ... it's a reasonable hypothesis that John knew of, but was not shaped by, Qumran ... certainly his baptismal theology does not reflect Quran theology or practice.". . . it appears that not only John the Baptist, but possibly Jesus and his family as well, were close to the Qumran community. At any rate, there are numerous points of contact with the Christian message in the Qumran writings. It is a reasonable hypothesis that John the Baptist lived for some time in this community and received part of his religious formation from it."
-Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration