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Why did the Sadducees reject the Nevi'im and the Ketuvim?

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The Sadducees did accept the entire Tanakh, including the Nevi'im and Ketuvim, but rejected the Oral Torah. read more

The Sadducees did accept the entire Tanakh, including the Nevi’im and Ketuvim, but rejected the Oral Torah. The Sadducees died out in the generation after the second temple was destroyed, though there have been other sects since who believe in the written Torah and rejected the Oral Tradition. More anomalous is believing in only the written Torah, the Five Books of Moses, and rejecting the Nevi’im and Ketuvim. read more

The only thing we know about Sadducees are limited fragments and the words of their sworn enemies. So it’s a bit like studying the War of the Roses but not having any Yorkist materials. First, the Oral Torah is a Pharisee idea that became mainstream Judaism. read more

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