Pharisees and Sadducees on free Will

Pharisees and Sadducees on free Will by Prof. Pinchas Shir February 2, 2019

This is an excerpt from “Antiquities of the Jews” by Flavius Josephus (Late First Century CE). Writing for a Roman audience this Jewish historian (from Pharisaic background himself) endeavors to explain the varieties of Jewish belief and practice, comparing them to schools of philosophy. The contrast Josephus highlights here are the opinions on afterlife, fate, free will, and destiny.

(11) The Jews had for a great while three sects of philosophy peculiar to themselves; the sect of the Essenes, and the sect of the Sadducees, and the third sort of opinions was that of those called Pharisees; of which sects although I have already spoken in the second book of the Jewish War, yet will I a little touch upon them now.

Read more: https://weekly.israelbiblecenter.com/pharisees-sadducees-free-will/

___________

CONTACT US

3 Roodehek St

Gardens

Cape Town, 8001

(Google Places)

+27 (0)82 339 9944

info@beitariel.org

PBO: 930057707 |           DONATE         | NPO: 051-496-NPO |

Beit Ariel is a Registered Public Benefit Organisation and TAX exempt Not for Profit Organisation

EFT

ABSA

Sea Point Branch
Acc no. 4049515399

PayPal

SnapScan

1200x630wa.png
  • Facebook Black Round
  • Twitter Black Round
  • YouTube Black Round
  • SoundCloud Black Round