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Sadducees
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(Σαδδουκαῖοι/Saddoukaîoi; Lat. Sadducaei).

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I. Name and Origins

Along with the Pharisees (Pharisaei) and Essenes, the Sadducees make up the third inner-Jewish circle and definitively shaped the religious and political fortune of Jewish Palaestina from the mid 2nd cent. BC to the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem in AD 70. The Greek name Saddoukaîoi (attested only in plur.) supposedly comes from Zadok, the chief priest at the time of David [1] (Σαδδουκ/Saddouk, LXX), whose family h…

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Deines, Roland (Herrenberg), “Sadducees”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1026970>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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