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  Pharisees - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pharisees believed that the idea that all of the children of Israel were to be like priests was expressed elsewhere in the Torah, for example, when the Law itself was transferred from the sphere of the priesthood to every man in Israel (Exodus 19: 29-24; Deuteronomy 6: 7, 11: 19; comp.
According to Josephus, Pharisees were further distinguished from the Sadducees in that Pharisees believed in the resurrection of the dead.
In general, the Pharisees emphasized a commitment to social justice, belief in the brotherhood of mankind, and a faith in the redemption of the Jewish nation and, ultimately, humanity.
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 A DISCOURSE UPON THE PHARISEE AND THE PUBLICAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Pharisee was a sectarian; the Publican was an officer.
The Pharisee was a sectarian, one that deviated, that turned aside in his worshipping from the way of God, both in matter and manner of worship; for such an one I count a sectarian.
The Pharisee therefore was not so good, but the Publican was as bad: Indeed, the Publican was a notorious wretch, one that had a way of transgressing by himself; one that could not be sufficiently condemned by the Jews, nor coupled with a viler than himself.
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 Robert Farrar Capon - The Pharisee and the Tax Collector
He has sent in the Pharisee who was one of the most respectable people in Judaism of his time and He has sent into the temple with him this tax collector who is a mafia-style enforcer, who is a bad apple.
The Pharisee's mistake, therefore, is not that he is saying something that it is just proud or a little bit arrogant, but that what he is saying is dead wrong.
The Pharisee is a very high class kind of dead duck, but they are both dead as far as being able to reconcile with God is concerned.
www.30goodminutes.org /csec/sermon/capon_3705.htm   (2567 words)

 Pharisees - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
A chabher, that is a Pharisee, might not eat at the table of a man whose wife was of the `am ha-'arets, even though her husband might be a Pharisee.
The special way in which the ceremonial sanctity of the Pharisees exhibited itself was in tithing, hence the reference to their tithing "mint and anise and cummin" (Matthew 23:23).
In the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican, one of the things that the Pharisee plumes himself on is that he gives tithes of all he possesses (Luke 18:12).
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The Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee is the first Sunday of a three-week period prior to the commencement of Great Lent.
This is the story of two men, one a Pharisee, a member of a Jewish sect known for its diligent observance of the Law, and the other a Publican, a government official charged with the responsibility of collecting taxes.
The fault of the Pharisee is that he has no desire to change his outlook; he is complacent, self-satisfied, and so he allows no place for God to act within him.
www.goarch.org /en/special/listen_learn_share/publicanpharisee/learn/index.asp   (1408 words)

They were called Pharisees, meaning those who separated themselves from the heathen, and from the heathenizing forces and tendencies which constantly invaded the precincts of Judaism (1 Maccabees 1:11; 2 Maccabees 4:14 sq.
As contrasted with the Sadducees, the Pharisees represented the democratic tendency; contrasted with the priesthood, they stood for both the democratic and the spiritualizing tendency.
The Pharisees are seen at their best when contrasted with the Zealots on one hand, and with the Herodians on the other.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11789b.htm   (1291 words)

 pharisee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
They mostly had different beliefs and doctrines, but one thing they had in common, they were people of authority and importance in the society of the time and the common people looked up to them, respected them and listened to what they had to say.
It is evident that in New Testament times the scribes belonged to the sect of the Pharisees, who supplemented the ancient written law by their traditions (Matthew 23), thereby obscuring it and rendering it of none effect.
And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
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 The Pharisee and the Tax Collector   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The term “Pharisee” is presumed to have come from parĂ»š, which in Hebrew means “Separated One.” “The Pharisees were a movement (not a denomination in the modern sense) within Judaism devoted to observing the Torah, including ritual purity, and piety toward God” (Hultgren 120-1).
Scott likens the prayer of the Pharisee to a map: “To suggest that the Pharisee is arrogant or morally superior misses the point that he has only done what the temple map requires of those on the inside” (315).
The Pharisee needs those whom he despises, particularly the tax collector, to be what he is. The tax collector, on the other hand, is the person he is because of the stigma placed upon him by the Pharisees and other special persons.
wesley.nnu.edu /biblical_studies/parables/stu-not-2000/cr-lk18_09-14.htm   (1233 words)

 Pharisee - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Pharisee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Pharisees were devout adherents of the law, both as found in the Torah and in the oral tradition known as the Mishnah.
After the fall of Jerusalem, Pharisee ideas became the basis of orthodox Judaism as the people were dispersed throughout the Western Roman Empire.
He was, and is yet most likely, the wearisomest self-righteous Pharisee that ever ransacked a Bible to rake the promises to himself and fling the curses to his neighbours.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Pharisee   (256 words)

 Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican
Pharisee: The word itself comes from a Hebrew word meaning "to set apart" or "to separate".
The pharisee sees the publican, and starts his prayer thanking God, which in itself is a good thing, but look at what he's thanking him for.
The traditions spoken of the pharisees are actually the book of Talmud, which is their interpretation of what the Torah actually means, and how to comply them.
www.web-ministry.com /religious/parables/phariseepublican   (2591 words)

 What is a Pharisee?
The doctrine of the Pharisees was not "as straight as an arrow" (orthodox); it was heterodox.
Modern-day Pharisees are the offspring of vipers, children of hell, and sons of Satan, and those who follow them and speak peace to them fall into the pit with them.
In contrast to the modern-day Pharisees and their followers, true Christians are ones who boast in Christ and Him crucified and no other, meaning that they believe that Christ's work ensured the salvation of all whom He represented and is the only thing that makes the difference between salvation and damnation.
www.outsidethecamp.org /pharisee.htm   (3630 words)

It seems the only real argument that charismatic extremists have is to call those who question their beliefs and practices various names, "Pharisee" being one of the favorite epithets they use.
In this book Rev. Liichow proves biblically who the real "Pharisee" is --- (and it is not those of us who seek contextual biblical proof).
This book is a great boon to anyone who is dialoging with anyone who is being swept downstream in the river.
www.discernment.org /pharisee.html   (77 words)

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The righteousness of the Pharisee proved to be vanity, and was condemned, for it was yoked to pride; but the Publican gained humility, which goes with the virtue exalting men on high.
The Publican and Pharisee both ran in the race of life, but the one was overcome by foolish pride: He was brought to a shameful shipwreck, while the other was saved by humility.
The Pharisee spent his life in virtue, and the Publican in sin; but the one was foolishly brought low through his pride, while the other in his humility of mind was raised up to the heights.
www.ocf.org /OrthodoxPage/prayers/triodion/pubnphar   (3105 words)

 The Parable of the Publican and the Pharisee
The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, 'God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
In fact, the Pharisee only did what the temple map required of those who were considered insiders and members of the religious elite of the time.
Luke attributes this statement to the humility of the publican and to the pride of the Pharisee, but the publican did not even make restitution for his extortions as Zacchaeus did (Luke 19:1-9) and the Pharisee thanked God for his good deeds, as was customary in the prayers of a devout Pharisee of his time.
www.centeringprayer.com /kingdom/kingdom02.htm   (585 words)

 Questions about the Publican and the Pharisee
A Pharisee was a member of a particular a sect or party among the Jews.
The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take him.
Gamaliel was a Pharisee, and an honorable man, who gave excellent advice to the Sanhedrin (a counsel of Jewish religious leaders, most of which would have desiored to put the death the Apostses) concering the followers of Jesus Christ:
www.orthodox.net /questions/luke-18-10-14-publican_and_pharisee.html   (917 words)

 There Must be Fifty Ways to be a Pharisee
As a budding Bible student, I thought the New Testament objected to Phariseeism because of the Pharisees' legalism—that is, their preoccupation with laws, rules, principles, and the minute, trivial details of religious observance.
It is their attempt to escape the damning truth of their own moral perversity and moral unworthiness by behaving and acting in such a way that they conform to an artificial, self-chosen "image" of what it means to be a moral and righteous being.
When a Pharisee, skilled in his ability to project his image of righteousness, confronts someone, that person is almost irresistibly tempted to employ the same strategy, to act and behave in such a way that he, too, can portray righteousness convincingly.
www.mckenziestudycenter.org /theology/articles/fiftyways.html   (1815 words)

 Jesus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although Jesus condemned the Pharisees for their hypocrisy (Matthew 23:13-28), he also dined with Pharisees (Luke 7:36-50), taught in their synagogues (Mark 1:21), specified their teachings to his followers (Matthew 23:1-3), and counted Pharisees such as Nicodemus among his disciples (John 7:50-51).
Jesus often met with society's outcasts, such as the publicani (Imperial tax collectors who were despised for extorting money), including the apostle Matthew; when the Pharisees objected to meeting with sinners rather than the righteous, Jesus replied that it was the sick who need a physician, not the healthy (Matthew 9:9-13).
In Jesus' day, the two main schools of thought among the Pharisees were the House of Hillel and the House of Shammai.
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 Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee
His prayer is not recounted until we have heard the words of another man, the Pharisee, one of the order of great religious teachers in the late Jewish world, the righteousness of whom must nonetheless be exceeded by anyone entering the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 5.20).
It is not only the Publican and the Pharisee, two long distant and removed figures, who go to the temple to pray, but we ourselves who approach God's great mercy.
The Pharisee is he who speaks of us, but the Publican he who speaks to us.
www.monachos.net /great_lent/publican_pharisee.shtml   (1144 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Chronology of the Life of Jesus Christ
Then follows the scene of the merciful reception of the sinful woman who anoints the feet of the Lord while He rests at table in Magdala or perhaps in Capharnaum; for the rest of His missionary tour Jesus is followed by a band of pious women who minister to the wants of the Apostles.
During this period, too, the Pharisees attempted to frighten Jesus with the menance of Herod's persecution; on his part, Jesus healed a man who had drospy, on a Sabbath day, while at table in the house of a certain prince of the Pharisees.
The chief priests and Pharisees hastily collect a detachment of the Roman cohort stationed in the castle of Antonia, of the Jewish temple-watch, and of the officials of the Temple.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08377a.htm   (6116 words)

 Acts 5:34 But one stood up in the council, a Pharisee named
But one of the Sanhedrin, a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a man of learning in the law, of whom all the people had a high opinion, got up and made a suggestion for the men to be put outside for a little time.
Then stood up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people, and commanded to put the apostles forth a little time.
Acts 5:34 WEY: But a Pharisee of the name of Gamaliel, a teacher of the Law, held in honour by all the people, rose from his seat and requested that they should be sent outside the court for a few minutes.
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 bible.org: The Pharisee and the Publican   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Pharisee was one of the most respected people in that society.
We forget that because all we hear about the Pharisees is what the NT says and it’s not very kind to them.
The Pharisee made the wrong conclusion in his comparison between himself and the tax gatherer The Pharisee was unaware of his own sins, but very aware of other peoples’ sins.
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 Luke 11:38 When the Pharisee saw it, he marveled
When the Pharisee saw it, he marveled that he had not first washed himself before dinner.
And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first bathed himself before dinner.
And when the Pharisee saw it, he was surprised because he came to the meal without first washing himself.
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 parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
Having pictured the Pharisee is such a bad light, one might be provoked to pray, "God I thank you that I am not like that Pharisee", whereas in fact by doing so one may be just like that Pharisee.
The Pharisee in this parable is characterized as one who is confident of his own righteousness and looks down on others.
This lack of humility is often evident by the condescending attitude of the Pharisee while he fails to make an honest evaluation of himself.
www.bcbsr.com /survey/pbl39.html   (1738 words)

 USCCB - NAB - Luke 18   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself, 'O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity--greedy, dishonest, adulterous--or even like this tax collector.
The second (Luke 18:9-14) condemns the self-righteous, critical attitude of the Pharisee and teaches that the fundamental attitude of the Christian disciple must be the recognition of sinfulness and complete dependence on God's graciousness.
The second parable recalls the story of the pardoning of the sinful woman (Luke 7:36-50) where a similar contrast is presented between the critical attitude of the Pharisee Simon and the love shown by the pardoned sinner.
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