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Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, ° (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation,

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

5:17 Sadducees. Strangely, all the chief priests were members of the Sadducees, the religious party which (like the pagan nations around them) denied the doctrine of resurrection. Therefore, they were increasingly furious at the effectiveness of the powerful preaching of the resurrection by the apostles (Acts 4:33; 6:7).

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