Unformatted text preview: had one. Worship consisting of prayers scriputure and sermon was hled every Sabbath Religious groups in second temple Judaism The Sadducees- accepted only the first five books of the Hebrew bible as canonical. Composed of the high priestly family an their religious and political allies. Wiped out when the romans crushed the jewish revolt. The Pharisees- devolped the oral torah to fence in the written torah. Composed of laymen throughout palestine. The largest jewish group of the time it took over leadership of Judaism in the second century c.e. The essences- most probably founded the Qumran community they were rigorous keepers of the torah. Also destroyed in the roman response to the revolt. The zealots- scholary opinions differ on wheter this groups existed before the jewish revolt, or arose shortly before the revolt to incite and lead it....
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- Spring '11
- Judaism, Herod, Isreal, jewish revolt, Judea capta, ancient isrealite religion