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possession,

n the control or custody of anything that may be the subject of property as owner or as one who has a qualified right in it.
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Instead, the Jesus scholars saw him as a possessionless wandering sage.
Since a mendicant is in theory both possessionless and striving to attain a state of indifference to material objects, he or she should not specifically ask for anything.
5:3-4, 9) and the couple's punishment appears excessive unless there was an established and generally understood norm of possessionless discipleship to which the couple had failed to conform.