Jewish Pharisei Research Paper

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Pharisees were one of three major Jewish sects at the time, the other two being the Sadducees, which we hear a lot of in the Gospel, and the Essenes, whom we here almost none of. The word Pharisee comes from the Hebrew word ‘pharisaios’, which means “Separated One”, and they definitely separated themselves from other beliefs and customs of the Jewish lands. Before the Jewish Exile in, the Jews worshipped in the temple of Jerusalem, after the exile, the Jews worshiped in the synagogue, having taken on pagan religions of the Greek upon being Hellenized. The Pharisees were known for their outward actions of belief and their inner actions of arrogance. When the hour of prayer came, the normal Pharisee would stop whatever they did and make this
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