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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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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 ...