Sadducees

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Sadducees

·         Derived from the Hebrew word for righteous ones

·         Ancestors of Zadok the first high priest in the Solomon era

·         Had the highest authority in the temple due to being sons of Zadok

·         Josephus introduced the Sadducees in his book Jewish Antiquities

·         Kings were usually supported by the Sadducees and had a big influence on royal

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