← Jewish Sects Export Options Alphabetize Word-Def Delimiter Tab Comma Custom Def-Word Delimiter New Line Semicolon Custom Data Copy and paste the text below. It is read-only. Select All Hebrews Born in the Holy Land and were considered outsiders. They adhered to Jewish practices:temple and synagogue worship, respect for Torah. Hellenists Greek thinking Jews who were worldly and Sophisticated. Pharisees Scholars and lawyers of Torah, leaders who kept the laws and tradition. Believed in the Afterlife. Sadducees Leaders and priestly aristocratic. Disappeared with destruction of Temple, tied to temple worship. Did not believe in the Afterlife. Samaritans Remnants of Northern Tribes. Half breeds (similar to now a days black and white marriages). Worshiped Yahweh and despised Jews. God-Fearers Gentiles: non-Jews. Accepted teachings of Jews. Proselytes Gentiles: non-Jews. Often women, made pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Zealots Wanted a "David-like King" for Messiah. Patriotic, extremists who had no mercy and were mean towards Rome. Essenes Jewish and PURE: no marriage, believed in purity, and withdrew from society.