"Wisdom Jousting" and the Pharisees

Pinchas Shir, the Associate Professor of Ancient Cultures at IBC, helps us unravel the complexities of Second Temple Judaism. This week we talk about his course "The Jewish Christ: First Century Diversity" and focus primarily on the Pharisees. But even this group was quite diverse and resists the monolithic terms we use to describe them.

We start with the Hasidim and discuss how the Pharisees emerged from this group. While the Sadducees were Temple-focused, the Pharisees were purity-in-life focused. They were an of-the-people-for-the-people kind of group scattered throughout the diaspora. Pinchas Shir helps us understand how the Pharisees used Scripture and why they seem to be arguing with Jesus all the time.

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