|Origin:||of Hebrew origin, cf 06567 Myvwrp|
|Reference:||TDNT - 9:11,1246|
|In Greek:||farisaie 1, farisaioi 49, farisaioiv 2, farisaioi] 1, farisaiou 2, farisaiouv 5, farisaiov 9, farisaiwn 29|
|In NET:||Pharisees 76, Pharisee 6, you Pharisees 6, a Pharisee 5, some Pharisees 2, Pharisee's 2, of Pharisees 1|
|In AV:||Pharisee 100|
|Definition:||1) A sect that seems to have started after the Jewish exile. In
addition to OT books the Pharisees recognised in oral tradition a
standard of belief and life. They sought for distinction and
praise by outward observance of external rites and by outward
forms of piety, and such as ceremonial washings, fastings,
prayers, and alms giving; and, comparatively negligent of genuine
piety, they prided themselves on their fancied good works. They
held strenuously to a belief in the existence of good and evil
angels, and to the expectation of a Messiah; and they cherished
the hope that the dead, after a preliminary experience either of
reward or of penalty in Hades, would be recalled to life by him,
and be requited each according to his individual deeds. In
opposition to the usurped dominion of the Herods and the rule of
the Romans, they stoutly upheld the theocracy and their country's
cause, and possessed great influence with the common people.
According to Josephus they numbered more than 6000. They were
bitter enemies of Jesus and his cause; and were in turn severely
rebuked by him for their avarice, ambition, hollow reliance on
outward works, and affection of piety in order to gain popularity.
of Hebrew origin (compare 6567); a separatist, i.e. exclusively
religious; a Pharisean, i.e. Jewish sectary:-Pharisee.
see HEBREW for 06567
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