And Sadducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection. And they asked him a question, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife, but leaves no child, the man must take the widow and raise up offspring for his brother. There were seven brothers; the first took a wife, and when he died left no offspring. And the second took her, and died, leaving no offspring. And the third likewise. And the seven left no offspring. Last of all the woman also died. In the resurrection, when they rise again, whose wife will she be? For the seven had her as wife.”
Now come some from the powerful priestly party of the Sadducees. Maybe they wanted, as religious experts, to use Yeshu’s answer to laugh at his support for resurrection, and so to bring him down him in the opinion of the people around who were listening..
[Explanation of the sutra written by Moses: When brothers lived in one household, it urged a man to take as wife his dead brother’s childless widow. This was an honourable thing to do for the purpose of preserving his brother’s lineage.
Note too: the Law given by God to Moses most importantly also said that a woman was only allowed one husband at a time.]
Read on to see how Yeshu showed the Sadducees to be completely wrong in two ways. Heaven and resurrection were not as they described them just for ridicule’s sake.