An Overview of NT Geography
PALESTINE (and Its Environs) during the Lifetimes of Jesus & Paul; mostly ruled by the Herodian Dynasty. Roman PROVINCES important during the Expansion of Christianity in the First Century.
Who were the Pharisees and Sadducees?
The two most well-known Jewish sects from the time of Jesus Christ. The Bible refers often to the Sadducees and Pharisees, especially in the New Testament as Jesus was in constant conflict with them. The Sadducees and Pharisees comprised the ruling class of spiritual Israel. There are many similarities between the two groups but important differences between them as well.