Elkesai lived about 100. It is not clear whether he was an Ebionite* who developed particular views, or whether he came from a common background. He stressed the Law, though cutting out the false pericopes, rejected sacrifices and Paul, and taught vegetarianism. His Christology seems to have been Ebionite. In addition he claimed a special revelation given him by an angel (the
See fragments of the “Book of Elkesai” in Hilgenfeld; its main points are given by J. Daniélou, The Theology of Jewish Christianity (1964).