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Canaanite, The

Canaanite, The,

the designation of the apostle Simon, otherwise known as "Simon Zelotes." It occurs in ( Matthew 10:4 ; Mark 3:18 ) and is derived from a Chaldee or Syriac word by which the Jewish sect or faction of the "Zealots" was designated --a turbulent and seditious sect, especially conspicuous at the siege of Jerusalem. They taught that all foreign rule over Jews was unscriptural, and opposed that rule in every way.

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Canaanite, The,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.