Moving Inland
Ba'al's Challenge
Obedience and Redemption
Resurrection Cycle: descent and ascent
Winners and Losers
     Birth of Christianity
Isolation and Invasion
Hellenistic influence
Two Testaments: two views

Ongoing Research

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  Patriarchal Monotheism


Review "Resurrection".

"...As mentioned earlier, the Pharisees and the Sadducees came from two polar opposite perspectives regarding the Torah; the Sadducees held to a very literal perspective of the Torah while the Pharisees equated oral tradition with the Torah, which allowed for much wider interpretation. Since resurrection and the afterlife are never mentioned in the Torah, the Sadducees believed that there was no resurrection, whereas, the Pharisees believed in the resurrection."

~ From Pharisees, Sadducees, & Resurrection – Emor – May 13, on the Jewels of Judaism website. Read the entire article...

Pharisees and Sadducees in the temple

John Dominic Crossan argues that James the Just was Jesus' older brother or half-brogher. He may also have been a Pharisee.