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A term found twice in Mark (Mark 3:6, Mark 12:13, also Mark 8:15 in some manuscripts) and once in Matthew (Matt 22:16Mark 12:13), but never in Luke or John, designating a group who, together with the Pharisees, opposed Jesus. If the name refers to an actual party or faction, it may have been the supporters of the rule and policies of Herod Antipas. Both Matthew and Mark associate them with the Pharisees in putting before Jesus the difficult question regarding paying taxes to Caesar (Matt 22:15-22; Mark 12:13-17).