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  • n. Plural form of Sadducee.


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  • Caiaphas was the leader of the religious group called the Sadducees, who were on good terms with Rome at the time.

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  • “Judas was the author of a new sect, completely different from the other three;” that is, the Sadducees, the Pharisees, and the Essenians.

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  • The Sadducees were the ruling class of Jews who controlled the Sanhedrin, the leading Jewish political assembly.

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  • The Sadducees were a wealthy group, aristocrats who compromised with Rome to protect their worldly fortune.

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  • At the beginning of the Christian era there were still in existence a sect of Jews known as Sadducees, who were strict adherents to the primitive form of worship, and their belief relative to the state of the dead we find recorded in

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  • The Sadducees were the only people who were at all friendly with the Romans.

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  • This secular priestly party was called the Sadducees, probably from Zadok, the high-priest in Solomon's time.

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  • These outrages proceeded chiefly from the Sadducees, that is to say, from the upper clergy, who crowded the Temple and derived from it immense profits.

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  • Parkins was on the point of answering that, in his opinion, the Sadducees were the most sensible persons he had ever read of in the Old Testament; but feeling some doubt as to whether much mention of them was to be found in that work, he preferred to laugh the accusation off.

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  • [475] "I spake not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees, which is hypocrisy," [476] in matters of faith and piety.

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