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Pharisees, Sadducees, and the Rise of Rome

A biblical history of the Jews

Pharisees, Sadducees, and the Rise of Rome: A biblical history of the Jews

After the Hasmonean victory in the times of Chanukah, there was a period of in-fighting within the Hasmonean dynasty. Much of this conflict broke along ideological lines of Pharisees and Sadducees. Ultimately, this gave rise to the rule of the usurper Herod.
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