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Branch Davidians

The Branch Davidians are a sect which originated from a schism in 1955 from Shepherd's Rod, themselves former members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church who were disfellowshipped during the 1930s. From its inception in the 1930s, the splinter movement inherited Adventism's apocalypticism, in that they believed themselves to be living in a time when Christian prophecies of a final divine judgment were coming to pass. They are best known for the 1993 Waco Siege by the ATF and the FBI, which resulted in the deaths of eighty-two of the church's members, including head figure David Koresh. However, by the time of the siege, Koresh had encouraged his followers to think of themselves as "students of the Seven Seals" rather than as "Branch Davidians," and other Branch Davidian factions never accepted his leadership. Excerpted from Branch Davidian on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

A dark blue field with a white Star of David in the upper left and a white lower right quarter cut diagonally across the flag.
Flag of the Branch Davidians


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