Thursday, July 19, 2018

HSPE -- Four Key Sects in the Gospel TIMES

The Herodians held political power, and most scholars believe that they were a political party that supported King Herod Antipas, the Roman Empire's ruler over much of the land of the Jews from 4 B.C. to A.D. 39. The Herodians favored submitting to the Herods, and therefore to Rome, for political expediency. 

The origin of this Jewish sect cannot definitely be traced. It was probably the outcome of the influence of Grecian customs and philosophy during the period of Greek domination.  They denied the resurrection and angles.

In the time of our Lord, they were the popular party. They were extremely accurate and minute in all matters appertaining to the law of Moses. Paul, when brought before the council of Jerusalem, professed himself a Pharisee.  There was much that was sound in their creed, yet their system of religion was a form and nothing more.

a Jewish mystical sect somewhat resembling the Pharisees.  They affected great purity. They originated about B.C. 100 and disappeared from history after the destruction of Jerusalem. They are not directly mentioned in Scripture, although they may be referred to in Matt. 19:11, 12, Col. 2:8, 18, 23.