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What tribe was the Pharisees from?

But it can also mean the tribe of Judah in some cases. The name for the land of Palestine was called Judea because they combined the name Judah and Idumea. Now at the time of the Messiah, the Sadducees were in control of the temple. Pharisees were the synagogue leaders.

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Keeping this in view, what tribe were the Pharisees from?

The Pharisee ("separatist") party emerged largely out of the group of scribes and sages. Their name comes from the Hebrew and Aramaic parush or parushi, which means "one who is separated." It may refer to their separation from Gentiles, sources of ritual impurity or from irreligious Jews.

Likewise, what was a Pharisee in the Bible? Pharisees were members of a party that believed in resurrection and in following legal traditions that were ascribed not to the Bible but to “the traditions of the fathers.” Like the scribes, they were also well-known legal experts: hence the partial overlap of membership of the two groups.

Also, where did the Pharisees came from?

Pharisee, member of a Jewish religious party that flourished in Palestine during the latter part of the Second Temple period (515 bce–70 ce). Their insistence on the binding force of oral tradition (“the unwritten Torah”) still remains a basic tenet of Jewish theological thought.

What happened to the Pharisees?

No one in modern Israel calls themselves Pharisee or Sadducee. The Sadducees disappeared when the temple in Jerusalem was destroyed in 70C. E. and therefore they do not exist in Israel or elsewhere.

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