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Resurrections, Angels and Spirits
The Sadducees were a sect of the Jews who were regarded as religious leaders, along with the Pharisees and others (see The Origin Of The Essenes, Sadducees And Pharisees). But the "leadership" was hardly in agreement in belief and understanding.
"23:8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both" (Acts 23:8 KJV)
When the Sadducees confronted Jesus Christ with their deliberate lack of knowledge (they arrogantly chose not to actually read and study the Holy Scriptures of which they claimed to be teachers), He rebuked them with "Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God" (the primary reason that the Sadducees conspired to assassinate the Messiah thereafter; see also The Messiah's Synagogue).
"22:23 The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him, 22:24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. 22:25 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother: 22:26 Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh. 22:27 And last of all the woman died also. 22:28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.
"Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God"
It's incredible that people who claimed to be the leaders of the Jewish religion could ignore so much of their own Hebrew Scriptures (that they claim to be "experts" of) that plainly describe the "resurrection, angels and spirit" (many Christian-professing people today unwisely look to those same Christ-rejecting "experts" for ways to be more "Christian").
The resurrections (physical and to spirit - see the Fact Finder question below):
"19:25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth [see God On Earth]: 19:26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God" (Job 19:25-26 KJV)
"28:10 And Jacob [see The Origin Of 'Israel'] went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran. 28:11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. 28:12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it" (Genesis 28:10-12 KJV)
Spirit (did the Sadducees ignore that God Himself is Spirit as well?):
"1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God [see Christ The Creator] moved upon the face of the waters." (Genesis 1:2 KJV)