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(ssad' dyoo ceess) A religious group which formed during the period between the Testaments when the Maccabees ruled Judah. They took their name from one of David's copriests, Zadok, and claimed descent from him. Their name meant “righteous ones.” See Jewish Parties.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Sadducees'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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