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Sadducee

Judaism a member of an ancient Jewish sect that was opposed to the Pharisees, denying the resurrection of the dead, the existence of angels, and the validity of oral tradition
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The Beloved Disciple therefore stands as a linking figure in a three-pointed configuration of associations between the Baptist (and later Jesus), the Sadducean hierarchy, and an Essenism close to that of Qumran.
THE ASSOCIATION OF THE ASCETIC QUARTER WITH THE SADDUCEAN HIGH PRIESTLY ARISTOCRACY
The ascetic quarter in Jerusalem was a point where influences from Qumran met with the powerful high priestly Sadducean families.
The Egyptian origins of the dominant Sadducean families after Herod's time confirms that Herod had turned to the clans of Leontopolis.
130) Here Essene ascetics were grouped close together with the Sadducean aristocracy, probably because these two combined to supervize and staff Herod's temple.
3) The ascetic quarter had a long association with the Sadducean hierarchy, since Herod the Great had brought the Zadokites of Leontopolis and the Zadokite loyalists of Qumran together to the same site in Jerusalem, to form the priestly administration of his Temple.
The Sadducean leadership never completely recovered from this blow.
The already hard-hit Sadducean party was completely decimated by Pompey's conquest of the temple, in which the followers of Aristobulus II had taken up positions: the defenders and the temple personnel who were on duty were either killed or dragged away as prisoners.
The invasion of the Parthians twenty-three years after Pompey's conquest of Jerusalem and the associated banishment of Hyrcanus II, as well as the installation of Antigonus as high priest and king (40-37 BC), changed the constellation of the parties again for a brief period in favour of the Sadducees; but the situation changed again with the victory of Herod, who took cruel revenge on the followers of his rival Antigonus: the heads of the old Sadducean party, which was obligated to Antigonus, were either executed or driven into exile, and the new king confiscated their possessions.
153) The families of the Sadducean priestly nobility which had been newly constituted under Herod had to adjust to these changes and find a workable compromise with the Pharisees.
The decisive impetus for revolt came from a split in the Sadducean priestly aristocracy itself, as the temple captain Eleazar, who was a son of the wealthy high priest Ananias and in charge of the temple guard, made common cause with the Sicarii.
2 is mentioned-once - in connection with the Sadducean denial of the resurrection (Judaism, 333; the index mistakenly gives the reference as 12: 1); otherwise this important chapter is not mentioned at all.