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Pharisees, The


1. A sect of the Jews. Ac 15:5.

2. The strictest observers of the Mosaic ritual. Ac 26:5.

3. By descent, especially esteemed. Ac 23:6.

4. Character of

a. Zealous of the law. Ac 15:5; Php 3:5.

b. Zealous of tradition. Mr 7:3,5-8; Ga 1:14.

c. Outwardly moral. Lu 18:11; Php 3:5,6.

d. Rigid in fasting. Lu 5:33; 18:12.

e. Active in proselytising. Mt 23:15.

f. Self-righteous. Lu 16:15; 18:9.

g. Avaricious. Mt 23:14; Lu 16:14.

h. Ambitious of precedence. Mt 23:6.

i. Fond of public salutations. Mt 23:7.

j. Fond of distinguished titles. Mt 23:7-10.

k. Particular in paying all dues. Mt 23:23.

l. Oppressive. Mt 23:4.

m. Cruel in persecuting. Ac 9:1,2.

5. Believed in the resurrection &c. Ac 23:8.

6. Made broad their phylacteries. Mt 23:5.

7. Their opinions, a standard for others. Joh 7:48.

8. Many priest and Levites were of. Joh 1:19,24.

9. Many rulers, lawyers, and scribes were of. Joh 3:1; Ac 5:34; 23:9.

10. Had disciples. Lu 5:33; Ac 22:3.

11. Some came to John for baptism. Mt 3:7.

12. As a body, rejected John’s baptism. Lu 7:30.

13. Christ

a. Often invited by. Lu 7:36; 11:37.

b. Condemned by, for associating with sinners. Mt 9:11; Lu 7:39; 15:1,2.

c. Asked for signs by. Mt 12:38; 16:1.

d. Tempted by, with questions about the law. Mt 19:3; 22:15,16,35.

e. Watched by, for evil. Lu 6:7.

f. Offended, by his doctrine. Mt 15:12; 21:45; Lu 16:14.

g. Declared the imaginary righteousness of, to be insufficient for salvation. Mt 5:20.

h. Declared the doctrines of, to be hypocrisy. Mt 16:6,11,12; Lu 12:1.

i. Denounced woes against. Mt 23:13-33.

j. Called, and evil and adulterous generation. Mt 12:39.

k. Called, serpents and generation of vipers. Mt 23:33.

l. Called fools and blind guides. Mt 23:17,24.

m. Compared, to whited sepulchres. Mt 23:27.

n. Compared, to graves that appear not. Lu 11:44.

o. Left Judea for a time on account of. Joh 4:1-3.

14. Imputed Christ’s miracles to Satan’s power. Mt 9:34; 12:24.

15. Sent officers to apprehend Christ. Joh 7:32,45.

16. Often sought to destroy Christ. Mt 12:14; 21:46; Joh 11:47,53,57.