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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.

    • ~65, place of death disputed
  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 ( Matthew 10:2-4, Mark 3:16-19, Luke 6:14-16, Acts 1:1-13 ). We know almost nothing about Simon the Zealot.

  3. Apr 8, 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. Known for: Little-known apostle of Jesus Christ.

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  4. May 8, 2023 · Simon the Zealot was one of Jesus’ disciples. He was also a former member of a radical sect of Jewish patriots committed to overthrowing Rome. Where Is Simon the Zealot Mentioned in the Bible? In three of the four gospel accounts, Simon the Zealot is listed as one of the chosen 12 disciples of Jesus Christ ( Matthew 10:4; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15 ).

  5. Jan 4, 2022 · Simon the Zealot was one of Jesus’ disciples. Generally speaking, a zealot is anyone who fervently supports a particular cause. PETA, Greenpeace, and NOW might all be considered organizations that are filled with zealots. In the context of the New Testament, the Zealots were a party zealous for Jewish independence and throwing off Roman rule.

  6. 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."

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