Some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus with a question.
Now there came to Him some of the Sadducees (who say that there is no resurrection),
Then some Sadducees stepped forward––a group of Jews who say there is no resurrection after death.
Some Sadducees came up. This is the Jewish party that denies any possibility of resurrection. They asked,
And some of the Sadducees came to him, who say that there is no coming back from the dead; and they said to him,
Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to him
Then some of the Sadducees, who deny that there is a resurrection, came to Him and asked Him,
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1 sn The Sadducees controlled the official political structures of Judaism at this time, being the majority members of the Sanhedrin. They were known as extremely strict on law and order issues (Josephus, J. W. 2.8.2 [2.119], 2.8.14 [2.164-166]; Ant. 13.5.9 [13.171-173], 13.10.6 [13.293-298], 18.1.2 [18.11], 18.1.4 [18.16-17], 20.9.1 [20.199]; Life 2 [10-11]). They also did not believe in resurrection or in angels, an important detail in v. 36. See also Matt 3:7, 16:1-12, 22:23-34; Mark 12:18-27; Acts 4:1, 5:17, 23:6-8.
2 sn This remark is best regarded as a parenthetical note by the author.