Define some essential differences between the Sadducees and Pharisees. 

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These were two very different groups.  They can be seen as sects of Judaism, but their differences go beyond religious belief.  There were important differences between them in terms of demographics, politics, and culture.

Basically, the Sadducees were the more cosmopolitan elites.  They were more willing to accept the Greek/Hellenistic culture that had come to...

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