Concept

Simon the Zealot

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Simon the Zealot (, ) or Simon the Canaanite or Simon the Canaanean (, ; Σίμων ὁ Κανανίτης; ⲥⲓⲙⲱⲛ ⲡⲓ-ⲕⲁⲛⲁⲛⲉⲟⲥ; ܫܡܥܘܢ ܩܢܢܝܐ) was one of the most obscure among the apostles of Jesus. A few pseudepigraphical writings were connected to him, but Jerome does not include him in De viris illustribus written between 392 and 393 AD. Identity The name Simon occurs in all of the Synoptic Gospels and the Book of Acts each time there is a list of apostles, without further details: Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes, And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor. The Zealot To distinguish him from Simon Peter he is given a surname in all three of the Synoptic Gospels where he is mentioned. Simon is called "Zeloten" in Luke and Acts ( ). For this reason, it is generally assumed that Simon was a former member of t
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