You have got this so wrong. The Sadducees were the strict literalists, not the Pharisees. The Sadducees were liberal in their political conduct but not in their religious views. Because of their literalism, they did not believe in the resurrection because it could not be proved from Torah. The Pharisees on the other hand also adhered to the Oral Torah making their interpretation of scripture more fluid. Not all Pharisees were self-righteous and legalistic.
By: Edith Sher - November 12, 2017 - Public Category: My Blog