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2.2 Jewish Sects

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TermDefinition
Sadducees Rejected all religious teaching which was not from the Torah, including belief in the resurrection of the dead.
Sadducees Willing to accept many elements of Roman culture.
Pharisees Their faith was based on scripture and on Jewish oral tradition.
Pharisees They believed that faith should shape everyday life.
Pharisees They were particularly concerned with making Judaism relevant under Roman rule
Essenes The strictest of the four main Jewish groups of Jesus' day.
Essenes Lived celibately and interpreted every law in the strictest possible way.
Essenes They separated themselves from all who did not live as they did.
Zealots Jews living in Jesus' time who believed that God called them to overthrow the Roman government in Palestine.
Created by: Angela Glaser
 

 



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