I was quite drawn out to speak to him; I hardly know how, for I had always thought of him as a worldly Sadducee.
How was it possible for a Sadducee, who believed in no resurrection, to see a miracle?
Sadducee means "just," or "righteous," but rather with our idea of the world "moralist."
The explanation lies, I think, in the fact that Caiaphas was a Sadducee.
It was the Sadducee who asked the Savior whose wife should the woman be who had seven husbands in this world.
I will hope, though something of a Sadducee, that there is an angel in their hearts.
He felt the conviction--deep, undefinable--that there was indeed a soul, to "shame the doctrine of the Sadducee."
There was once a heathen Sadducee who said, "My right arm is my God!"
Whereon a certain great divine, and a very clever divine was he, called him a regular Sadducee; and probably he was quite right.
The Sadducee could not find clear statements of these doctrines in the Old Testament, and denied them.
Old English, from Late Latin Sadducaei (plural), from Greek Zaddoukaios, an inexact transliteration of Hebrew tzedoqi, from personal name Tzadhoq "Zadok" (2 Sam. viii:17), the high priest from whom the priesthood of the captivity claimed descent. According to Josephus, the sect denied the resurrection of the dead and the existence of angels and spirits; but later historians regard them as more the political party of the priestly class than a sect per se. Related: Sadducean.