Judaism : The Origin Of Judaism And Judaism

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Judaism, which is made up of a few separate groups, was very common at the originating of Christianity. The common ground (shared beliefs) for these sects was the belief in One God and that this One God had made a covenant with the people of Israel. The foundation of this covenant was called “The Torah.” The Pharisees and Sadducees were the two main groups the Bible focuses on around the time of Jesus, along with the Zealots, the Hellenists, the Lawyers, and the Essenes, who we only read about in sources outside of the New Testament. In the Gospels, the Pharisees appear to be the enemies of Jesus, but actually are responsible for having Him crucified. They Constantly tried to find fault with Him, and violation of their vast, ridiculous law. The Pharisees were a pack of religious wolves that roamed among the Jews in Jesus day. They formed around 200 BC and existed throughout the first century. It is stated that there were about six thousand of them. They held to the Law and were ritually pure. As with many things though, their purity was sacrificed to power, and in the New Testament, the Pharisees represent the worst of the sects. As they became powerful in Israel, They were challenged by Jesus. His Truth and miracles exposed them to their deepest parts and Jesus labeled them as “hypocrites” because their outer appearance in no way justified the evil in their hearts. The Sadducees, on the other hand, were a group of leaders, that have no collections of information in and
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