A Jewish group that was associated with priests and did not believe in resurrection.

The Sadducees were one of the Jewish groups in power in the time of Jesus. They were associated with the priestly class (Acts 5:27). They recognized the authority of the written Law (Genesis through Deuteronomy), but not the prophetic books or other writings in our present Old Testament. Unlike the Pharisees, the Sadducees did not accept the authority of the oral tradition or believe that the dead would be raised (Acts 23:8). The Sadducees were among the opponents of Jesus and the early church (Mark 12:18; Acts 4:1-2).

The Sadducees were associated with
the priests and the temple



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