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Pharisee

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishPhariseePhar‧i‧see /ˈfærɪsiː/ noun  1 the Pharisees2 PRETEND[countable] someone who pretends to be religious or morally good, but who is not sincerePharisaic /ˌfærɪˈseɪ-ɪk◂/ adjective
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PhariseeThe practice of fasting had grown up amongst the Pharisees as a sign of their superiority.The seventy members of the Sanhedrin were drawn mainly from two opposing parties, the Sadducees and the Pharisees.At that time there was a dispute between the Pharisees and Sadducees as to when the festival should begin.We have records of frequent clashes with the Pharisees over the sabbath and other traditional observances.The Pharisees were trying to catch him out.
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