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Lexicon :: Strong's G4523 - saddoukaios

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saddoukaios (Key)
Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably from Σαδώκ (G4524)
Dictionary Aids

TDNT Reference: 7:35,992

Strong’s Definitions

Σαδδουκαῖος Saddoukaîos, sad-doo-kah'-yos; probably from G4524; a Sadducæan (i.e. Tsadokian), or follower of a certain heretical Israelite:—Sadducee.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x

The KJV translates Strong's G4523 in the following manner: Sadducees (14x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x
The KJV translates Strong's G4523 in the following manner: Sadducees (14x).
  1. Sadducees = "the righteous"

    1. a religious party at the time of Christ among the Jews, who denied that the oral law was a revelation of God to the Israelites, and who deemed the written law alone to be obligatory on the nation, as the divine authority. They denied the following doctrines:

      1. resurrection of the body

      2. immortality of the soul

      3. existence of spirits and angels

      4. divine predestination, affirmed free will

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
Σαδδουκαῖος Saddoukaîos, sad-doo-kah'-yos; probably from G4524; a Sadducæan (i.e. Tsadokian), or follower of a certain heretical Israelite:—Sadducee.
Σαδδουκαῖος, Σαδδουκαιου, , a Sadducee, a member of the party of the Sadducees, who, distinguished for birth, wealth, and official position, and not averse to the favor of the Herod family and of the Romans, hated the common people, were the opponents of the Pharisees, and rejecting tradition (see παράδοσις, 2) acknowledged the authority of the O. T. alone in matters pertaining to faith and morals (Josephus, Antiquities 13, 10, 6); they denied not only the resurrection of the body (Matthew 22:23; Mark 12:18; Luke 20:27; Acts 23:8), but also the immortality of the soul and future retribution (ψυχῆς τέ τήν διαμονην καί τάς καθ' ᾅδου τιμωρίας καί τιμάς ἀναιρουσι, Josephus, b. j. 2, 8, 14, cf. Antiquities 18, 1, 4), as well as the existence of angels and spirits (Acts 23:8). They maintained man's freedom in opposition to the doctrine of divine predestination (according to Josephus, b. j. 2, 8, 14). They are mentioned in the N. T. (in addition to the one already referred to) in Matthew 3:7; Matthew 16:1, 6, 11f (in which passages they are associated apparently with the Pharisees contrary to the truth of history ((?) cf. the commentaries ad Iliad chapters)); Matthew 22:34; Acts 4:1; Acts 5:17; Acts 23:6f. The Sadducees derived their name apparently not from the Hebrew צַדִּיק, as though they boasted of being pre-eminently 'righteous' or 'upright' (since it cannot be shown that the vowel i ever passed over into u), but, according to a more probable conjecture now approved by many, from the Zadok (צָדוק, the Sept., Σαδδουκ), who was high priest in the time of David and exhibited special fidelity to the king and his house (2 Samuel 15:24ff; 1 Kings 1:32ff); hence, the posterity of this priest (צָדוק בְּנֵי, Ezekiel 40:46; Ezekiel 43:19; Ezekiel 44:15; Ezekiel 48:11) and all their adherents seem to have been called Σαδδουκαῖοι (צדוקים). Cf., besides others, Winers RWB, under the word, Sadducäer; Reuss in Herzog xiii., p. 289ff; (Sieffert in Herzog edition 2 xiii., pp. 210-244); Geiger, Sadduc. u. Pharisäer (Brsl. 1863); Keim, i., p. 273ff (English translation, i. (2nd edition), p. 353f); Hausrath in Schenkel iv., p. 518ff; Schürer, Ntl. Zeitgesch. 2te Aufl. § 26; Wellhausen, Pharis. u. Sadducäer (Greifsw. 1874); Oort, De oorsprong van den naam Sadducëen, in the Theolog. Tijdsehrift for 1876, p. 605ff; (Ginsburg, in Alexander's Kitto, under the word; Edersheim, Jesus the Messiah, book iii., chapter ii.; Geikie, Life of Christ, chapter xlv. (cf. chapter v.); and B. D. American edition, under the word , for additional references).
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

2 Samuel
1 Kings
40:46; 43:19; 44:15; 48:11
3:7; 16:1; 16:6; 16:11; 22:23; 22:34
4:1; 5:17; 23:6; 23:8; 23:8

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4523 matches the Greek Σαδδουκαῖος (saddoukaios),
which occurs 14 times in 14 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:7 - But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees G4523 coming for [fn]baptism, he said to them, “You [fn]offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:1 - The Pharisees and Sadducees G4523 came up, and putting Jesus to the test, they asked Him to show them a [fn]sign from heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:6 - And Jesus said to them, “Watch out and beware of the [fn]leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees G4523.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:11 - “How is it that you do not understand that I did not speak to you about bread? But beware of the [fn]leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees G4523.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:12 - Then they understood that He did not say to beware of the [fn]leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees G4523.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:23 - On that day some Sadducees G4523 (who say there is no resurrection) came to [fn]Jesus and questioned Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:34 - But when the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees G4523, they gathered together.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:18 - Some Sadducees G4523 (who say that there is no resurrection) *came to [fn]Jesus, and began questioning Him, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:27 - Now some of the Sadducees G4523 (who maintain that there is no resurrection) came to Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:1 - As they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees G4523 came up to them,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:17 - But the high priest stood up, along with all his associates (that is the sect of the Sadducees G4523), and they were filled with jealousy.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:6 - But Paul, perceiving that one group were Sadducees G4523 and the other Pharisees, began crying out in the [fn]Council, “[fn]Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees; I am on trial for the hope and resurrection of the dead!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:7 - When he said this, a dissension occurred between the Pharisees and Sadducees G4523, and the assembly was divided.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:8 - For the Sadducees G4523 say that there is no resurrection, nor an angel, nor a spirit, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all.
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