Origin of Pharisee
Examples from the Web for pharisees
This latter group shortly came to be known as the Pharisees.
Pharisees and scribes are reduced stock villains with caricatured Jewish features.
The Hasmonean monarchs who got themselves disliked by the Pharisees must therefore be villains.
That family soon fell afoul of the leading religious authorities of their day, the people known to history as the Pharisees.
But what was the hypocrisy of the Pharisees in comparison with the hypocrisy of our time?
The Pharisees therefore said to him: Thou givest testimony of thyself.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
The Pharisees have usually been called a sect; they were not so much a sect as a party.The Cradle of the Christ|Octavius Brooks Frothingham
The scribes and Pharisees, seeing this, said to his disciples, "Does he eat with tax-gatherers and sinners?"The Children's Bible|Henry A. Sherman
Then you do believe that the scribes and Pharisees are right, Andrew?Men Called Him Master|Elwyn Allen Smith
Word Origin for Pharisee
from Old English Fariseos, Old French pharise (13c.), and directly from Late Latin Pharisæus, from Greek Pharisaios, from Aramaic perishayya, emphatic plural of perish "separated, separatist," corresponding to Hebrew parush, from parash "he separated." Ancient Jewish sect (2c. B.C.E.-1c. C.E.) distinguished by strict observance but regarded as pretentious and self-righteous, at least by Jesus (Matt. xxiii:27). Meaning "self-righteous person, formalist, hypocrite" is attested from 1580s.
A group of teachers among the Jews (see also Jews) at the time of Jesus; he frequently rebukes them in the Gospels for their hypocrisy. Jesus says they are like “the blind leading the blind,” or like “whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.”