Zealots
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
A sect of Jews which originated with Judas the Gaulonite (Acts 5:37). They refused to pay tribute to the Romans, on the ground that this was a violation of the principle that God was the only king of Israel. They rebelled against the Romans, but were soon scattered, and became a lawless band of mere brigands. They were afterwards called Sicarii, from their use of the sica, i.e., the Roman dagger.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ZEALOT; ZEALOTS

zel'-ut, zel'-uts: Simon, one of the apostles, was called "the Zealot" Zelotes from zeloo "to rival," "emulate," "be jealous," "admire," "desire greatly," Luke 6:15 Acts 1:13, the King James Version "Zelotes"). In Matthew 10:4 and Mark 3:18 he is called "the Cananean" (so the Revised Version (British and American) correctly; not "the Canaanite," as the King James Version says, following inferior manuscripts), ho Kananaios. From the time of the Maccabees there existed among the Jews a party who professed great zeal for the observance of the "law." According to Josephus (BJ, IV, iii, 9; v, 1; VII, viii, 1) they resorted to violence and assassination in their hatred of the foreigner, being at many points similar to the Chinese Boxers. It is not improbable that the "Assassins" (see ASSASSINS) of Acts 21:38 were identical, or at least closely associated, with this body of "Zealots," to which we must conclude that Simon had belonged before he became one of the Twelve.

See , further, SIMON THE ZEALOT.

William Arthur Heidel

Greek
914. Barachias -- Barachiah, the father of a man killed in the ...
... bar-akh-ee'-as) Short Definition: Barachiah Definition: Barachiah; his identity
is uncertain, perhaps father of the Zechariah killed by the Zealots in the last ...
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5344. Phelix -- "fortunate," Felix, a governor of Judea
... For example, he methodically hunted down the leaders of the Zealots to severely
punish them, as well as any Jewish group he considered "seditious" (Ac 21:38). ...
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Library

How the Zealots when they were Freed from the Idumeans, Slew a ...
... CHAPTER 6. How The Zealots When They Were Freed From The Idumeans, Slew A Great
Many More Of The Citizens; And How Vespasian Dissuaded The Romans When They ...
/.../chapter 6 how the zealots.htm

The Cruelty of the Idumeans when they were Gotten into the Temple ...
... CHAPTER V. The Cruelty Of The Idumeans When They Were Gotten Into The Temple
During The Storm; And Of The Zealots. Concerning The ...
/.../chapter v the cruelty of.htm

Concerning John of Gischala. Concerning the Zealots and the High ...
... Gischala. Concerning The Zealots And The High Priest Ananus; As Also How
The Jews Raise Seditions One Against Another [In Jerusalem]. ...
/.../chapter 3 concerning john of.htm

The Idumeans Being Sent for by the Zealots, came Immediately to ...
... CHAPTER 4. The Idumeans Being Sent For By The Zealots, Came Immediately To Jerusalem;
And When They Were Excluded Out Of The City, They Lay All Night There. ...
/.../chapter 4 the idumeans being.htm

How John Tyrannized Over the Rest; and what Mischiefs the Zealots ...
... CHAPTER 7. How John Tyrannized Over The Rest; And What Mischiefs The Zealots
Did At Masada. How Also Vespasian Took Gadara; And ...
/.../chapter 7 how john tyrannized.htm

Concerning the Seditions at Jerusalem and what Terrible Miseries ...
... Now as to the attack the zealots made upon the people, and which I esteem the beginning
of the city's destruction, it hath been already explained after an ...
/.../chapter 1 concerning the seditions.htm

That Vespasian, after He had Taken Gadara Made Preparation for the ...
... that were at Jerusalem were deprived of the liberty of going out of the city; for
as to such as had a mind to desert, they were watched by the zealots; and as ...
/.../chapter 9 that vespasian after.htm

The Wars of the Jews or History of the Destruction of Jerusalem
... Gischala. Concerning The Zealots And The High Priest Ananus; As Also How
The Jews Raise Seditions One Against Another [In Jerusalem]. ...
/.../josephus/the wars of the jews or history of the destruction of jerusalem/

Against Atheism and Infidelity.
... AFTER having treated of false zealots in religion, [2] I cannot forbear mentioning
a monstrous species of men, who, one would not think had any existence in ...
/.../sect viii against atheism and.htm

Vain Attempts of the Sanhedrim against Christ. (John, vii. , 40-53 ...
... gradually assumed a more hostile attitude, and would have taken violent measures
at once, had not a division ensued between the fanatical zealots who held that ...
/.../section 197 vain attempts of.htm

Thesaurus
Zealots
... They were afterwards called Sicarii, from their use of the sica, ie, the Roman
dagger. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ZEALOT; ZEALOTS. ...
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Zealot (4 Occurrences)
... The Zealots were a faction, headed by Judas of Galilee, who "in the days of the
enrollment" (compare Acts 5:37 Luke 2:1, 2) bitterly opposed the threatened ...
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Canaanite (74 Occurrences)
... but is a translation, or rather almost a transliteration, of the Syriac word Kanenyeh
(RV rendered "Cananaen"), which designates the Jewish sect of the Zealots...
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Josephus
... Annas, the high priest (62). Accordingly, the Zealots (see ZEALOTS) plotted
against Roman rule. Rebellion simmered, and many of ...
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Flavius
... Annas, the high priest (62). Accordingly, the Zealots (see ZEALOTS) plotted
against Roman rule. Rebellion simmered, and many of ...
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Cananaean (2 Occurrences)
... The Zealots were a faction, headed by Judas of Galilee, who "in the days of the
enrollment" (compare Acts 5:37 Luke 2:1, 2) bitterly opposed the threatened ...
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Sadducees (14 Occurrences)
... of Jewish War: With the outbreak of the Jewish war, the Sadducees with their allies
the Herodians were driven into the background by the Zealots, John of ...
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Pharisees (86 Occurrences)
... idolatrous Romans. As is not infrequently the case with religious zealots,
their valor was associated with a mystic fanaticism. The ...
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Zealous (40 Occurrences)

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Zelotes (2 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary (Luke 6:15). See SIMON; ZEALOTS. Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia. ZELOTES. ze-lo'-tez (Zelotes). See SIMON THE ZEALOT; ZEALOT. ...
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