Which word was derived from a proper
noun: Pharisee or Sadducee?
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The word Pharisee derives from the Hebrew Perusha, separatist; the word Sadducee derives from the Hebrew tzedoqi, which in turn derives from the proper noun
Tzadhoq, Zadok, the high priest from whom this
priesthood claimed descent.
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