The Jewish World

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The Jewish World Samaritans Origin: northern Israelites who had intermarried with local Canaanites Rival temple at Mount Gerizim Samaritan Pentateuch Accepted only the Law of Moses o Did not believe in the resurrection of the dead Jewish “philosophies” or sects “The Jews, from the most ancient times, had three philosophies pertaining to their traditions, that of the Essenes, that of the Sadducees, and , thirdly, that of the group called the Pharisees.” Josephus, Jewish Antiquities , 18.11 Josephus also mentions a fourth – Zealots? Sources of Information Josephus (37-100 AD) o Jewish politician and historian o He wrote Jewish War and Jewish Antiquities Philo of Alexandria (ca. 20 BC – 50 AD) o Jewish politician, philosopher, and biblical interpreter Rabbinic Literature o Mishnah (ca. 200 AD): Codification of oral tradition on the Law o Talmud: Commentary on the Mishnah Dead Sea Scrolls New Testament Pharisees Origin: o
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