Sadducees (Sad´joo-seez)

A group in Judaism from the second century BCE to the first century CE. The NT mentions the Sadducees occasionally, often in conjunction with the Pharisees, but does not present a coherent picture. The Sadducees, in contrast to the Pharisees, do not believe in life after death (Mark 12:18; and parallels) or in angels and spirits (Acts 23:8). But the Sadducees are lumped with the Pharisees as opponents of Jesus (Matt 3:7; Matt 16:6). In Acts, Sadducees are active in the Temple, associated with the priests and members of the Sanhedrin (Acts 4:1; Acts 5:17; Acts 23:6).

Mark 12:18

The Question about the Resurrection
18Some Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him and asked him a question, saying,

Acts 23:8

8(The Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, or angel, or spirit; but the Pharisees acknowledge all three.)

Matt 3:7

7But when he saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Matt 16:6

6Jesus said to them, “Watch out, and beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”

Acts 4:1

Peter and John before the Council
1While Peter and John were speaking to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees came to them,

Acts 5:17

The Apostles Are Persecuted
17Then the high priest took action; he and all who were with him (that is, the sect of the Sadducees), being filled with jealousy,

Acts 23:6

6When Paul noticed that some were Sadducees and others were Pharisees, he called out in the council, “Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees. I am on tri ... View more

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