Who were the Pharisees? How did the Pharisees perceive Jesus and why?
Academic bible dictionaries should assist in answering the questions that you raise. Articles in these dictionaries are written by scholars and recommend resources for deeper exploration.
- Anchor Bible Dictionary (Print Only). See "Pharisees" in volume 5, pp 289-303)
- New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible (Print Only). See "Pharisees" in volume 4, pp 485-496; this article includes a section called ' The Pharisees and Jesus')
These dictionaries are frequently found in larger public libraries and academic libraries.
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