This paper presents an attempt to systematically describe and interpret the evolution of different religious and political movements in Judaea during the period of the Second Temple using the methods of the theory of social networks. We extensively analyzed the relationship between the main Jewish sects: Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes (Qumranites), and later also Zealots. It is shown that the evolution of the relations between these sects agreed with the theory of social balance and their relations evolved toward more socially balanced structures.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2021

    Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • History and Philosophy of Science

    Research areas

  • Essenes, Judaean sects, Pharisees, Qumranites, Sadducees, Signed graphs, Social network analysis, Social networks, Zealots, social networks, STRUCTURAL BALANCE, signed graphs, social network analysis

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