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"Pharisees were hypocrites"

In the Gospels, the Pharisees are portrayed as religious hypocrites and the most vocal opponents of Jesus. Researchers in the field of religion, however, are convinced that things could not have been so. Pharisees took really seriously the laws, but the prohibition, to save someone's life (on Saturday), did not existed. In addition, they claimed not share their religious beliefs by all others. In many ways, words and deeds of Jesus is very close to the beliefs of the Pharisees, especially the famous Rabbi Hillel, who lived in the same period. Furthermore, Bible scholars believe that evangelist’s embellished generally powerful role Romans simultaneously portrayed the Hebrew, in a worse light.
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