Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 LM

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[Let me go back to the return from the Babylonian exile.

Why did the common folk of the second temple allow a sovereigninfra to form?

Why did they consistently support Sadducees, Pharisees and Scribes in their devotion to an objectorganization of ritual purity?]