Sadducees

A Jewish party which denied the existence of spirits and angels, and, of course, disbelieved in the resurrection of the dead; so called from Sadoc (righteous man), thought to be the name of a priest or rabbi some three centuries before the birth of Christ. As they did not believe in future punishments, they punished offences with the utmost severity.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Sadducees from Fact Monster:

  • Sadducees - Sadducees Sadducees , sect of Jews formed around the time of the Hasmonean revolt (c.200 B.C.). ...
  • Herodians - Herodians Herodians , Jewish political party of the early 1st cent. A.D., related to the dynasty of ...
  • Caiaphas - Caiaphas Caiaphas (Joseph Caiaphas), Jewish high priest, a Sadducee, son-in-law of Annas. According ...
  • Pharisees - Pharisees Pharisees , one of the two great Jewish religious and political parties of the second ...
  • resurrection - resurrection resurrection [Lat.,=rising again], arising again from death to life. The emergence of ...

Related Content