Definitions for "Pharisees"
One of the three orders of Jews during the Second Temple period; noted for strict observance of rites and interpretation of the law; their teachings concerned the immortality of the soul, resurrection of the body, future retribution, and a coming Messiah.
A dominant religious group which held to a strict interpretation of the Torah. ( More)
Probably the most influential religious party among the Jews during the time of Jesus. They were extremely zealous in their commitment to the Law and to "the tradition of the Elders" - a body of ideas and code of conduct that had become at the time so complex it could only be mastered by trained scholars.
Political interest group that existed from the second century B.C.E. through the first century C.E.