The Sadducees and the Pharisees
In this essay I will compare two of the religious groups in Judaism, the Sadducees and the Pharisees. In this I will discuss their position in society, religious beliefs, traditions and practices with reference to the New Testament and the writings of Josephus.
The Sadducees were a Jewish group of the Second Temple period. They were the priestly, aristocratic party in Judaism, whose interests centred in the Temple,
And are known on the basis of three sources: the writings of the first century historian Josephus, the New Testament and rabbinical writings. …
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