Did you know not all Jews in first century Israel believed the same thing?  Did you know there were branches or sects within Judaism?  As you read the Gospels or the book of Acts, have you paid attention to how Jesus or Paul interact with certain groups?  Both Jesus and Paul knew how to use their differing beliefs to their advantage.  Do you know which group Paul belonged to and what they believed?  Do you know which group is considered the heroes of Judaism and why? 

Veronica and Erika talk about the 4 main groups we see in Scripture.  They are the Pharisees, the Sadducees, the Essenes, and the zealots. 

Veronica mentioned Dwight Pryor and his study called “Behold the Man! Discovering our Hebrew Lord.”  His website is https://www.jcstudies.com

You can also look at this website to see a quick, simple explanation of the differences.  https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/pharisees-sadducees-and-essenes