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  Sadducees - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The sect of the Sadducees (or Zadokites and other variants) - which may have originated as a political party - was founded in the 2nd century BC and ceased to exist sometime == after the 1st century AD.
As to the Torah itself, the Sadducees are presented as interpreting it literally and rigorously on subjects it directly covers, while rejecting the Rabbinic traditions that mitigate the harsher penalties or aim at preventing unintentional rule-breaking.
None of the writings we have about Sadducees present their own side of these controversies, and it is possible that positions attributed to "Sadducees" in later literature are meant as rhetorical foils for whatever opinion the author wishes to present, and do not in fact represent the teachings of the sect.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sadducee   (1182 words)

 SADDUCEES in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE (Bible History Online)
It is in harmony with this, that in the New Testament the Sadducees are the party to whom the high priests belonged.
With the outbreak of the Jewish war, the Sadducees with their allies the Herodians were driven into the background by the Zealots, John of Gischala and Simon ben Gioras.
The most prominent doctrine of the Sadducees was the denial of the immortality of the soul and of the resurrection of the body.
www.bible-history.com /isbe/S/SADDUCEES   (2514 words)

The Sadducees retained however, their traditional priestly functions and also a varying preponderance in the Sanhedrin, but even in this respect their influence was much diminished through the policy of Herod and later of the Roman procurators of Judea, who, arbitrarily and mainly for political reasons, appointed and removed the high-priests at will.
During this period and down to the destruction of Jerusalem the Sadducees were naturally unpopular with the masses because of their marked tendency to side closely with the ruling power, while the patriotic and exclusive Pharisees became more and more the leaders of the people.
Among the religious difference between the two parties may be mentioned the denial on the part of the Sadducees of the resurrection, the immortality of the soul and the existence of angels (Matthew 22:23; Mark 12:18; Acts 23:8).
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13323a.htm   (438 words)

 SADDUCEES - Online Information article about SADDUCEES
The Sadducees were the hypocrites of the Jewish world, just as the Epicureans were the hypocrites of the Greek world.
feud which set Pharisee and Sadducee against one another is ignored, and generally the condign oblivion which overtook this sect of the Jews is already beginning.
But this explanation of the name is as worthless as the rest of the Talmudic accounts of the Sadducees who were already dead and gone.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /SAC_SAR/SADDUCEES.html   (1701 words)

 Sadducees - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
SADDUCEES [Sadducees], sect of Jews formed around the time of the Hasmonean revolt (c.200 BC).
Little is known concerning their beliefs, but according to Josephus Flavius, they upheld only the authority of the written law, and not the oral tradition held by the Pharisees.
The Pharisees and Sadducees: an Examination of Internal Jewish History.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/S/Sadducee.asp   (236 words)

 Sadducees (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
The only reference to them in the Gospels of Mark (12:18-27) and Luke (20:27-38) is their attempting to ridicule the doctrine of the resurrection, which they denied, as they also denied the existence of angels.
There were many Sadducees among the "elders" of the Sanhedrin.
They seem, indeed, to have been as numerous as the Pharisees (Acts 23:6).
www.christiananswers.net /dictionary/sadducees.html   (227 words)

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