Pharisees and Sadducees

Objective: Examine the role of the Pharisees and Sadducees in the Gospel. Jesus encountered many people during His earthly ministry. Many of the multitudes came to Him out of desperation and a sense of hopelessness. While Jesus touched, healed and provided for those in need, many of the Jewish religious leaders of the day felt threatened by our Lord and sought to destroy Him. This assignment will help you to understand the nature of the opposition to Jesus as the Messiah and Mark’s observations during the unfolding of prophecy. -Read the article in “The Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels” titled “Pharisees” on pp. 673-679. Also, read “Sadducees” on pp. 823-825. -In a one page (500 word), response, discuss the role the Pharisees and Sadducees played in the Gospel narratives. -In 250-300 words, discuss the issues that Jesus had with the Pharisees and Sadducees.

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