Then the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question.
Some Sadducees (who say that there is no resurrection) *came to Jesus, and began questioning Him, saying,
Then the Sadducees stepped forward––a group of Jews who say there is no resurrection after death. They posed this question:
Some Sadducees, the party that denies any possibility of resurrection, came up and asked,
And there came to him Sadducees, who say there is no coming back from the dead; and they put a question to him, saying,
Some Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him and asked him a question, saying,
Then some Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Him; and they asked Him, saying:
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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. 25. See also Matt 3:7, 16:1-12, 22:23-34; Luke 20:27-38; Acts 4:1, 5:17, 23:6-8.
2 sn This remark is best regarded as a parenthetical note by the author.
3 tn Grk “and asked him, saying.” The participle λέγοντες (legontes) is redundant in contemporary English and has not been translated.