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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Zelo’tes (3 syl.)
 
or Sicarii were pious assassins among the Jews, who imposed on themselves the task of killing all who broke the Mosaic law. (Mishnah: Sanhedrim, ix. 6.)   1
        “Simon Zelotes was probably a disciple of Judas the Gaulonite, leader of a party of the Kenaim (Sicarii).”—Renan: Life of Jesus, ix.
 


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