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A Jewish sect active during the time of Jesus. They were affluent and were often in charge of overseeing the Temple rituals.

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What is the origin of the Pharisees and Sadducees?

I understand that Sadducees were upper-class wealthy men who made up the Jewish aristocracy. Pharisees came from all economic classes but were distinguished by their rigid adherence to behaviour as ...
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Did Jesus have the tradition of preserving of leavening agent in mind, while speaking of the Pharisees' Yeast?

We read in Matt 16: 6-12 (NRSVCE): Jesus said to them, “Watch out, and beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” They said to one another, “It is because we have brought no bread.” And ...
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Pharisees and Sadducees - A "brood of vipers" [closed]

Matthew 3 and Luke 3 recount the emergence of John the Baptist and the beginning of his ministry. When the Pharisees and Sadducees come to receive his baptism, he calls them out as a "brood of ...
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Is there extrabiblical first-century documentation of sadducee theology?

The Bible mentions a few things about the sadducees' beliefs, such as in Acts 23:8, but doesn't reveal much detail. Are there any documents aside from the Bible from the first century AD (or first few ...
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What was the difference between the Pharisees and Sadducees?

Jesus often encountered "Pharisees" and "Sadducees". For example, 34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him ...
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Why was Jesus able to silence his critics simply by pointing out that the Messiah was both Lord *and* son?

In Matthew 22, after basically frustrating the Pharisees and the Saduccees by answering some really tricky questions, Jesus finally turns the tables on them and asks this question: 41 While the ...
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