The Essenes, which maybe began about 500 BC, around the time of Pythagoras... Apparently, they trained Pythagoras on Mount Carmel, he came down as a live food vegan. The word Essene means “doers of the Torah.” So the Essenes were intense doers of the Torah. Their inner circle were live food vegans, the inner teachings. Because as doers of the Torah, they were following the Torah. They were following Genesis 1:29.