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Simon Ze·lo·tes(zē-lō′tēz) or Simon the Canaanite fl. first century ad.
In the New Testament, one of the 12 Apostles. Although nothing certain is known of his life, he is thought to have been a member of the Zealots.
(Bible) Saint Simon Zelotes one of the 12 apostles, who had probably belonged to the Zealot party before becoming a Christian (Luke 6:15). Owing to a misinterpretation of two similar Aramaic words he is also, but mistakenly, called the Canaanite (Matthew 10:4). Feast day: Oct 28 or May 10