2. Peter and John were confronted by the Sadducees.
(Sadducees differed from the Pharisees. The Sadducees supported Herod and the dynasty. They were wealthier, more powerful, friendlier with Rome, held the offices of Chief Priest and High Priest, and the majority of seats in the Sanhedrin. Although the Pharisees appealed more to the common, working class, and controlled the synagogues, the Sadducees controlled the temple and were more aristocratic. The Sadducees did not believe in an afterlife, the resurrection of the dead, nor angels or demons. They were more literal and did not accept oral traditions.)