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A branch of the Kenites. They are sometimes viewed as forerunners of monastics. (Because of the ascetical associations, their name was taken by a XIX Century Protestant temperance society.)

Jewish and Christian folk tradition asserts that some Rechabites continue to live in an invisible but earthly "Land of the Blessed". Occasionally this land was said to be in Asia, and the Rechabites are confusedly refered to in some mediæval texts as "Brahmins".

Norman Hugh Redington

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