Word: saddoukaioj

Pronounce: sad-doo-kah'-yos

Strongs Number: G4523

Orig: probably from 4524; a Sadducaean (i.e. Tsadokian), or follower of a certain heretical Israelite:--Sadducee. G4524

Use: TDNT-7:35,992 Noun Masculine

Heb Strong:

    Sadducees = "the righteous"

    1) a religious party at the time of Christ among the Jews, who denied that the oral law was a revelation of God to the Israelites, and who deemed the written law alone to be obligatory on the nation, as the divine authority. They denied the following doctrines:
    1a) resurrection of the body
    1b) immortality of the soul
    1c) existence of spirits and angels
    1d) divine predestination, affirmed free will