Note 059
From Chapter 15 of the Decline & Fall

Joseph. Antiquitat. l. xiii. c. 10 [ 5, sq.]; De Bell. Jud. ii. 8 [ 2]. According to the most natural interpretation of his words, the Sadducees admitted only the Pentateuch; but it has pleased some modern critics to add the Prophets to their creed, and to suppose that they contented themselves with rejecting the traditions of the Pharisees. Dr. Jortin has argued that point in his Remarks on Ecclesiastical History, vol. ii. p. 103.

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