Ver. 27 Then came to him certain of the Sadducees
That is, "to Jesus", as the Persic version expresses it; and it was the same day, as Matthew says, on which the disciples of the Pharisees, and the Herodians, had been with him, putting the question about tribute to him: ( Matthew 22:16
which deny that there is any resurrection;
that is, of the dead; that there ever was any instance of it, or ever will be: this was the distinguishing tenet of that sect; see ( Acts 23:8 )
and they asked him,
the following question, after they had put a case to him.