Simon Zelotes


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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.
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Simon Zelotes

(zɪˈləʊtiːz)
n
(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
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The rest of the disciples are (from left to right): Bartholomaus, Jacobus Minor, Andreas, Petrus, Johannes, Philippus, Matthaus, Thaddaus, Simon Zelotes.
In addition to Christ the Master, who holds an orb and cross, the roll call goes as follows: St John, holding a cup; St Peter, key; St James the Greater, pilgrim's staff; St Andrew, saltire cross; St Simon Zelotes, carpenter's saw; St James the Less, fuller's bat; St Thomas, spear; St Matthew, carpenter's square; St Mathias, axe; St Bartholomew, flaying knife; St Philip, short cross; St Paul, sword; St Jude, processional cross.
In the New Testament: (1) One of the original disciples of Jesus, also called Simon the Canaanite or Simon Zelotes (the Zealot).