Simon the Canaanite

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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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Thus we have the soldier-saints Mercurius, Victor, Claudius, and Theodore the General (hymns II-V); the Archangel Michael, eponymous saint of the monastery where the manuscript was copied (hymn VIII); the twelve apostles (hymn IX), which interestingly refers to Simon of Cyrene instead of Simon the Canaanite, a feature I have not been able to parallel in other lists of the apostles in Coptic, which do sometimes contain strange affiliations for the apostles (see T.
In the New Testament: (1) One of the original disciples of Jesus, also called Simon the Canaanite or Simon Zelotes (the Zealot).
fr Gr, apostolos, " messenger; envoy " ) Jesus ' twelve original disciples: Peter, Andrew, James the Less, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, Simon the Canaanite (also Simon Zelotes), Jude (also Thaddaeus and Lebbaeus), James the Greater, and Judas Iscariot.