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.

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