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Appendix I: Jewish Sects at the Time of Jesus (AS)

The literature available on the Jewish sects of the time of Jesus (AS) does not as such has a compiled list of all the sects. Definition of a sect varies from author to author. Some authors will regard a group to be too small for their criteria of a sect while the other include them as a sect. However, all of them acknowledge the existance of all the sects and sub-sect, mentioned in the following list, at the time of Jesus Christ (AS). This list has been compiled from the works of authors mentioned in the reference numbers 57-59.

1. Pharisees

2. Sadducees

3. Essenes/Ossenes

4. Party of Covanent

5. Karaites

6. Zealots

7. Therapeutae

8. Kabbalah

9. Qumranites

10. Hasmoneans

11. Amme ha 'arez

12. Yahwists

13. Rechabites

14. Nazerites

15. Hellenists (Followers of Stephen)

16. Maccabees

17. Hasideans

18. Eleazarites

19. Hyrcanusites

20. Epicureans

21. Stoics

22. Pythagoreans

23. Zadokites

24. Enochites

25. Zakaites

26. Beth Hillel

27. Beth Shammai

28. Followers of Bar Cochba

29. Habakkukites

30. Ebionites

31. Levites

32. Ezekielites

33. Herodians

34. Scribes (Soferims)

35. Galileans

36.Hemerobaptists

37. Baptists

38. Masbothei

39. Genistae

40. Meristae

41. Hellenians (Followers of Hellene)

42. Nasaraioi

43. Introversionists

44. Alexanderian Jews

45. Philos

46. Hezekiah

47. Josiah

48. Canaanites

49. Samaritans

50. Aaronides

51. Gnostic Jews of Qumran

52. Boethusians

53. Conversionists

54. Josianic Movement

55. Babylonian Jews

56. Elephantinites

57. Oniasites

58. Judeans

59. Ein Fashka

60. Antiochusians

61. Selecudins

62. Sicarii

63. Zedekiahs

64.Followers of Simon Bar Giora

65. Followers of John of Giscala

66. Followers of Simon Bar Kosiba

67. Patriarchate

68. Apocalypticians

69. Shabbatai Zevi Movement

70. Adventists

71. Epiphanesians

72. Palestanian Jews

Contents | Preface | Introduction
Section 1 | Section 2 | Section 3 | Section 4 | Section 5 | Section 6
Appendix I | Appendix II | Notes | References