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Zealots
a sect of Jews which originated with Judas the Gaulonite (Acts 5:37). They refused to pay tribute to the Romans, on the ground that this was a violation of the principle that God was the only king of Israel. They rebelled against the Romans, but were soon scattered, and became a lawless band of mere brigands. They were afterwards called Sicarii, from their use of the sica, i.e., the Roman dagger. Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'zealots' Eastons Bible Dictionary".
bible-history.com - Eastons; 1897.

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