Christ Jesus was always called the Nazarene, and both the Essenes and Nazarenes were an Ancient Jewish Sect, and both had similarities to the Christians. And the Essenes were also known as the Nazarenes. So Christ Jesus was actually Essene. The Essene teachings are much older than Christianity, as old as Enoch, who is known as the Father of the Essenes. He is the one who brought the Essene teachings to the world. So Christianity evolved from an Ancient Jewish Sect, whether Nazarene or Essene. The Nazarenes and Essenes always still honored the Sabath. But also followed Christ Jesus and his teachings.
Some similarities of Essenes and Christians:
“Peace be with thee.” Both Christians and Essenes use this well known phrase.
Essenes refrained from all amusements, all elegances, and all pleasures of the senses. (Philo)
Christians- Forsake the world and the things therof.
The Essenes believed and taught it was their first duty to seek the Kingdom of God and his righteousness. (Philo)
Christians- Seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all else shall be added.
Peace be with thee.
Richard the Essene