| Share
 

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 Infoplease:

  • Sadducee: meaning and definitions - Sadducee: Definition and Pronunciation
  • Sadducees - Sadducees Sadducees , sect of Jews formed around the time of the Hasmonean revolt (c.200 B.C.). ...
  • Sadducees - Sadducees A Jewish party which denied the existence of spirits and angels, and, of course, ...
  • Pharisee: meaning and definitions - Pharisee: Definition and Pronunciation
  • Herodians - Herodians Herodians , Jewish political party of the early 1st cent. A.D., related to the dynasty of ...

Related Content


24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring