The Branch Davidians (also known as "The Branch") are a religious group that split in 1955 from the Davidian Seventh-day Adventists ("Davidians"), The movement is also known as "The Branch".
The Davidians divided (schism) from the Seventh-day Adventist Church ("Adventists") around 1930. Most of them had been removed from membership of the Seventh-day Adventist Church because of their beliefs.
The reform movement believed themselves to be living in a time when Bible prophecies of a final divine judgment (Christ's second coming). The name "Branch Davidian" is widely known for the Waco Siege of 1993 on their property near Waco, Texas. The 51-day siege, by the ATF, FBI, and Texas National Guard, resulted in the deaths of the Branch Davidians' leader David Koresh, 82 other Branch Davidian men, women, and children, and four ATF agents.
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- Gazecki, William; Gifford, Dan; McNulty, Michael. "Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997)". Film Documentary. IMDb - Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
- Newport, Kenneth G.C. (June 22, 2006). "The Branch Davidians of Waco: The History and Beliefs of an Apocalyptic Sect". Oxford University Press. ASIN 0199245746. ISBN 978-0199245741.
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