followers of Sadoc, or Zadok

(followers of Zadok), (Matthew 3:7; 16:1,6,11,12; 22:23,31; Mark 12:18; Luke 20:27; Acts 4:1; 5:17; 23:6,7,8) a religious party or school among the Jews at the time of Christ, who denied that the oral law was a revelation of God to the Israelites. and who deemed the written law alone to be obligatory on the nation, […]

-(A sect of the Jews) -Rebuked by John the Baptist Mt 3:7-9; Lu 3:7-9 -Reject the doctrine of the resurrection Mt 22:23-34; Mr 12:18-27; Lu 20:27-40; Ac 23:7,8 -Jesus warns his disciples against Mt 16:6-12 -Persecute the apostles Ac 4:1-3; 5:17-33

The origin of this Jewish sect cannot definitely be traced. It was probably the outcome of the influence of Grecian customs and philosophy during the period of Greek domination. The first time they are met with is in connection with John the Baptist’s ministry. They came out to him when on the banks of the […]