Among the outward means by which the religion of Israel was preserved, one of the most important was the centralization and localization of its worship in Jerusalem.
Name and General Character [far’-i-sez (perushim; Pharisaioi)] A prominent sect of the Jews. The earliest notice of them in Josephus occurs in connection with Jonathan,
1. Name: Rival Etymologies. Probably from Zadok the High Priest: [sad’-u-sez (tsadduqim; Saddoukaioi)] The Talmud form suggests derivation from the name of their founder, but
BABYLONIANS bab-i-lo’-ni-anz: The inhabitants of BABYLONIA (which see). They were among the colonists planted in Samaria by the Assyrians (Ezra 4:9). “The likeness of the
PERSIA pur’-sha, (parats; Persia; in Assyrian Parsu, Parsua; in Achemenian Persian Parsa, modern Fars): In the Bible (2Ch 36:20,22-23; Ezr 1:1,8; Es 1:3,14,18; 10:2; Eze 27:10; 38:5; Da 8:20; 10:1; 11:2) this name
Parentage and Early Life Alexander, of Macedon, commonly called “the Great” (born 356 BC), was the son of Philip, king of Macedon, and of Olympias,