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  1. Simon the Zealot ( Acts 1:13, Luke 6:15) or Simon the Canaanite or Simon the Canaanean ( Matthew 10:4, Mark 3:18; Greek: Σίμων ὁ Κανανίτης; Coptic: ⲥⲓⲙⲱⲛ ⲡⲓ-ⲕⲁⲛⲁⲛⲉⲟⲥ; Classical Syriac: ܫܡܥܘܢ ܩܢܢܝܐ) [3] was one of the most obscure among the apostles of Jesus.

  2. Aug 7, 2019 · Simon the Zealot is one of the most obscure apostles. He was one of the 12 main disciples of Jesus Christ, but he plays no particular role in the gospels and is only mentioned by name in lists of the apostles. Here's what we know.

  3. Saint Simon the Apostle, also called Simon the Zealot, (flourished 1st century ad —died, Persia or Edessa, Greece?; Western feast day October 28, Eastern feast day June 19), one of the Twelve Apostles.

  4. Apr 8, 2022 · Jack Zavada Updated on April 08, 2022 Simon the Zealot, one of Jesus Christ 's twelve apostles, is a mystery character in the Bible. We have one tantalizing bit of information about him, which has led to ongoing debates among Bible scholars. Simon the Zealot Also Known as: Simon the Cananaean; Simon the Canaanite; Simon Zelotes.

  5. Very little is known about Simon the Zealot. His name is found four times in the New Testament listed along with the other twelve disciples of Jesus ( Matthew 10:2–4; Mark 3:16–19; Luke 6:13–16; Acts 1:13 ). Some versions, such as the KJV, call him "Simon the Canaanite."

  6. Jan 4, 2022 · The KJV lists him as “Simon the Canaanite” in Matthew 10:4—the term Canaanite here being a political term, not a reference to a regional home. It is usually assumed that he is called “Simon the Zealot” because, when Jesus called him, he was a member of the Zealots’ political movement.

  7. Shop St. Simon the Zealot. Simon was surnamed the Zealot for his rigid adherence to the Jewish law and to the Canaanite law. He was one of the original followers of Christ. Western tradition is that he preached in Egypt and then went to Persia with St. Jude, where both suffered martyrdom.

  8. Simon the Zealot is one of the greatest cases of the changing power of Christ. He was a Zealot for much of his life, which meant he was extremely legalistic and held a deep-set hatred towards the Romans and any who had dealings with them. Simon was called by Jesus and was completely changed.

  9. May 5, 2023 · Ironically, one of Jesus’ own disciples, Simon the Zealot, was a member of this group before being called to follow Christ. Who Were the Zealots? Their name, derived from the Greek work zelos, fit the Zealots’ reputation as those with a passion, zeal, or fervor of spirit.

  10. Dec 17, 2019 · In the fifth century, Moses of Chorene wrote that Simon the Zealot was martyred in the Kingdom of Iberia. The Golden Legend says he was martyred in Persia in 65 AD. Ethiopian Christians believe he was crucified in Samaria.

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