Der heilige Simon der Zelot, einer der wenig bekannten Anhänger, der Kanaaniter oder Zelot genannt wird, lebte in Galiläa. Die Überlieferung sagt, er sei gekreuzigt worden. Saint Simon the Zealot is referred to as a Canaanite twice in the King James Version (Matthäus 10:4; Markus 3:18)
However, in the other two places, Saint Simon is referred to as Simon Zealot (Lukas 6:15; Apostelgeschichte 1:13). Except for the fact that he was a Zealot, the New Testament tells us almost nothing about him. The Zealots were fanatical Jewish nationalists who had a heroic disregard for the suffering and struggle for the purity of their faith.
Die Zeloten waren von einem glühenden Hass auf die Römer besessen. Dieser Hass auf Rom war für die Zerstörung Jerusalems verantwortlich.
Josephus zufolge waren die Zeloten rücksichtslose Menschen, die in guten Praktiken eifrig waren, aber in den schlimmsten Handlungen extravagant und rücksichtslos waren.
Daraus können wir schließen, dass Simon ein fanatischer Nationalist war, ein dem Gesetz ergebener Mann und ein Mann voller Gift für jeden, der es wagte, mit Rom Kompromisse einzugehen.
Nonetheless, Saint Simon emerged as a Mann des Glaubens. Er ließ all seinen Hass auf den Glauben seines Meisters und die Liebe, die er bereit war, mit dem Rest der Jünger zu teilen, los, besondersSankt Matthäus, der römische Zöllner.
Simon der Zelot, der Mann, der aus Loyalität gegenüber Israel getötet hätte, wurde der Mann, der erkannte, dass Gott keinen Zwangsdienst akzeptieren wird. Der Legende nach starb er als Märtyrer. Sein apostolisches Symbol ist aFisch liegt auf einer Bibel, was darauf hindeutet, dass er ein ehemaliger warFischerder durch Predigten zum Menschenfischer wurde.
Saint Simon the Zealot was born in the 1st Century in Cana, Galilee. Heiliger Lukas referred to him as the Cananean Zealot.
Simon with Jesus
Unabhängig von seiner früheren politischen Einstellung oder Persönlichkeit wurde der heilige Simon der Zelot an dem Tag, an dem er Jesus nachfolgte, ein Jünger. Als einer der engsten Nachfolger Jesu entdeckte er, dass Jesus nicht kam, um für eine Nation aus Fleisch und Blut zu kämpfen, sondern um geistliche Kräfte für Seelen zu bekämpfen.
Though Jesus was zealous, it is possible that turning over the vendors’ tables in the temple was his only truly aggressive act. Jesus confronted those who opposed Him with truthfully spoken words. When they took Him to be crucified, He did not fight back.
Jesus kümmerte sich nicht um Staatsangelegenheiten, sondern sagte seinen Jüngern:
“Therefore render to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s” (Matthew 22:21).
He made it clear that salvation was available to anyone who would listen, healing and preaching to anyone who would listen. In Luke 21:5; Luke 21:6, Jesus predicted that the temple in Jerusalem would be destroyed and that the Jewish capital would be taken over by Gentiles. Jesus did not come to start a revolution; He came to die on the cross for mankind’s salvation.
Der heilige Simon der Zelot reifte während seines dreijährigen Dienstes bei Jesus zu einem Apostel heran, der in der Lage war, das Evangelium in Wahrheit und Liebe unter allen Nationen zu verbreiten. Obwohl es verschiedene Versionen seines Todes gibt, ist es wahrscheinlich, dass er mit Eifer als Missionar in Persien diente und schließlich als Märtyrer starb.
Almost nothing is known about Simon in the Bible. He is mentioned three times in the Gospels, but only once to list his name alongside the other twelve disciples. According to Apostelgeschichte 1:13, he was present in the upper room of Jerusalem with the 11 apostles after Christ ascended to heaven. According to church tradition, he served as a missionary in Egypt and was martyred in Persia.
Facts tell us that Simon was known as the Zealot because of his strict adherence to Jewish and Canaanite law. He was one of Christ’s first followers. According to Western tradition, he preached in Egypt before traveling to Persia with St. Jude, wo beide den Märtyrertod erlitten.
According to Eastern tradition, Simon died peacefully in Edessa. The 28th of October is his feast day.
Angesichts von Simons Verbindung mit der jüdischen Sekte, die als die Zeloten bekannt ist, lohnt es sich, sich mit ihnen zu befassen. Es ist nicht bekannt, wann die Gruppe offiziell als Zeloten bekannt war.
Flavius Josephus, ein jüdisch-römischer Historiker, der im ersten Jahrhundert lebte, lieferte die detailliertesten Beschreibungen darüber, wer sie waren, wie ihre Bewegung begann und wofür sie standen.
Während des Ersten Jüdisch-Römischen Krieges kämpfte Josephus gegen die Römer.
Als er sich Vespasian ergab, behauptete er jüdische messianische Prophezeiungen darüber, dass Vespasian Kaiser von Rom werden würde, und Vespasian beschloss, ihn am Leben zu lassen und ihn als Sklaven zu nehmen.
Vespasian wurde Kaiser und verlieh Josephus das römische Bürgerrecht.
Einige Gelehrte glauben, Josephus habe die Zeloten übertrieben, um den Frieden zu wahren, und gaben einer kleinen jüdischen Sekte und einigen schlechten römischen Führern die Schuld für den Konflikt. Wie bereits erwähnt, behauptet Rhoades, dass die Arbeit von Josephus feststellt, dass es bis etwa 68 n. Chr. keine formelle Gruppe gab, die als die Zeloten bekannt war.
Josephus versuchte jedoch, die Ursprünge der Gruppe auf einen kleinen Aufstand im Jahre 6 n , wo Jesus geboren wurde.
Simon wird wie die anderen Apostel von der römisch-katholischen Kirche, den östlich-orthodoxen Kirchen, den orientalisch-orthodoxen Kirchen, den östlichen katholischen Kirchen, der anglikanischen Kirche und der lutherischen Kirche als Heiliger angesehen.
Travels & Missionary
Simon der Zelot wäre als Apostel Jesu Christi irgendwohin gesandt worden, um das Evangelium zu verbreiten, genau wie die anderen Apostel. Das Wort für Apostel (apóstolos) bedeutet „der Gesandte“.
Laut der Goldenen Legende predigte Simon in Ägypten, bevor er sich mit Judas, dem Bruder Jesu, zusammenschloss:
„Judas predigte zuerst in Mesopotamien und Pontus, und Simon predigte in Ägypten, und von dort kamen sie nach Persien und fanden dort zwei Zauberer, Zaroes und Arphaxat, die S. Matthäus aus Äthiopien vertrieben hatte.“
Da es keine frühen Kirchenberichte über das Wirken von Simon dem Zeloten gibt, ist es schwer zu sagen, wo er das Evangelium verbreitet hat – aber man kann davon ausgehen, dass er es tat.
Er war ein wenig bekannter Anhänger, der in Galiläa lebte und der Gegenstand mehrerer Geschichten über seinen Tod war.
Laut der Goldenen Legende ist erdied as a martyr in Persiaum das Jahr 65 n. Chr., während äthiopische Christen glaubten, er sei in Samaria gekreuzigt worden.
Im 16. Jahrhundert heißt es, er sei in zwei Hälften zersägt worden, andere behaupten jedoch, er sei in Edessa an Altersschwäche gestorben. Wie ich bereits sagte, gibt es nichtbiblische Überlieferungen bezüglich der Apostel.
Trotz der Schilderung des Martyriums von Jakobus in Apostelgeschichte 12 begann ein spanischer Bischof, die Idee zu verbreiten, dass Jakobus im 12. Jahrhundert nach Spanien gekommen sei.
Das gleiche gilt für Simon the Zelot mit verschiedenen Gruppen und Agenden, die Simons Erbe beanspruchen.
Die Mehrheitsmeinung scheint zu sein, dass Simon in Persien in zwei Hälften gesägt wurde.
Die zentralen Thesen
Simon Petrus wählte Simon Zelot als elften Apostel. Er war ein tüchtiger Mann guter Abstammung, der mit seiner Familie in Kapernaum lebte.
Als er sich den Aposteln anschloss, war er achtundzwanzig Jahre alt. Er war ein feuriger Agitator und einer, der viel sprach, ohne nachzudenken.
Er war Kaufmann in Kapernaum, bevor er sein Leben der patriotischen Organisation der Zeloten widmete. Simon Zealot war mit der Ablenkung und Entspannung der apostolischen Gruppe beauftragt, und er war ein sehr effizienter Organisator des Spiellebens und der Freizeitaktivitäten der Zwölf. Jeder Apostel wurde aus einem bestimmten Grund ausgewählt.
Jesus war der ultimative Charakterrichter, und er sah in Simon dem Zeloten eine Intensität, die bei der Verbreitung des Evangeliums nützlich sein würde. Die Gewalt der Kreuzigung Jesu muss Simon den Zeloten erschüttert haben. Simon war machtlos, um es aufzuhalten.
Im Königreich Jesu ging es um Erlösung, nicht um Politik. Er bekehrte Männer, die auf die Dinge dieser Welt fixiert waren, und änderte ihr Leben, um sich auf Dinge zu konzentrieren, die für immer bestehen.
The interesting thing about researching the characteristics of Saint Simon is that he is never mentioned throughout The Bible, except to list his name as one of the twelve disciples. The word Canaanite as used to describe Simon is actually a term that relates to his position as a member of the Zealots, a political party.
Simon the Zealot, one of Jesus Christ’s 12 apostles, is a mystery character in the Bible. We have one tantalizing bit of information about him, which has led to an ongoing debate among Bible scholars. In some versions of the Bible (such as the Amplified Bible), he is called Simon the Cananaean. Simon the Zealot was rebellious and fearless, but when h met Jesus, he became a lover of God and purpose.
Simon was a rabid revolutionist, a fearless firebrand of agitation. He was twenty-eight years old when he became attached to die Apostel. He was a fiery agitator and was also a man who spoke much without thinking. He had been a merchant in Capernaum before he turned his entire attention to the patriotic organization of the Zealots.
He was a rebel by nature and an iconoclast by training, but Jesus won him for the higher concepts of the kingdom of heaven. He had always identified himself with the party of protest, but he now joined the party of progress, unlimited and eternal progression of spirit and truth. Simon was a man of intense loyalties and warm personal devotions, and he did profoundly love Jesus.
Another odd aspect of Simon’s appointment was that the Zealots generally agreed with the Pharisees and the legalistic observance of the commandments. Jesus frequently clashed with the Pharisees over their strict interpretation of the law. We might wonder how Simon the Zealot reacted to that.
The Zealot party had a long history in Israel, formed by men who were passionate about obeying the commandments in the Torah, especially those that banned idolatry.
As foreign conquerors imposed their pagan ways on the Jewish people, the Zealots sometimes turned to violence. One such offshoot of the Zealots was the Sicarii, or daggermen, a group of assassins who tried to cast off Roman rule. Their tactic was to mingle in crowds during festivals, slip up behind a victim, then kill him with their Sicari or short curved knife. The effect was a reign of terror that disrupted the Roman government.
As a Zealot, Simon once lived his life on the opposite end of the spectrum from Matthew. Matthew, a Roman sympathizer hated by the Jews because he was a tax-gatherer, was despised by the Zealots of his day. Whereas Simon (the tax hater) once might have considered a dagger for Matthew (the tax collector), later he became a compatriot of Matthews, spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ to the remote corners of the world.
Here we can appreciate the beauty of the Christian church. Coming together as a people of every possible race, political background, nationality, and personality, Christians rise up to form a church that is alive with love for one another.
Each member becomes a servant of the master, Jesus Christ. The miracle of joining twelve men together with such opposite natures and personalities is mirrored in the miracle of an entire Church that spans the world.
The Zealots were angry people. It kind of came along with the territory. And Simon was probably an angry person too. But Jesus had replaced that anger with love. We do not know the circumstances surrounding his initial meeting with Christ, but we do know that it changed him.
It is also a possibility that he saw a possible earthly kingdom in Christ. But if he did, he wasn’t much different from many other followers. He just didn’t see the big picture.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I would have chosen a man with such strong political convictions against Rome and then chosen the apostle Matthew, who worked for Rome!
From a purely logical point of view, that would never work out. But Jesus had changed them. They were not the men that they used to be. How many of us would have disliked each other before we met Christ, and yet we are now bound together in our love for Jesus? We are family now!
Nevertheless, I still wonder if they ever talked about politics. That would have been an interesting discussion to hear!
The Lover of Purpose
I mentioned that the Zealots later evolved into a group of assassins who preferred to silently kill with the dagger. The first-century writer Josephus recorded this in his historical records, The Wars of the Jews. He also wrote that the Zealots would just as soon kill a Roman as look at him.
We would refer to the Zealots as fanatical religious terrorists today. Their passion for their nation drove their hatred for Rome. But when Simon, the religious terrorist, met the Lord Jesus Christ, all that hatred melted away, and all that was left was his fervent passion.
Then, Jesus took that passion, enhanced it, and focused it on a higher purpose – no longer a patriot of Israel but a servant of God.
This disciple with a killer instinct, this man who was involved in organized criminal activity and sedition, became a new person, zealous for Christ – chosen to be an apostle. If there is one thing that can be said about Simon, he was certainly not apathetic!
A Lover of His Nation
There were actually quite a number of political groups in the time of Christ. The Bible mentions four specifically. One of the most mentioned in the Bible is the Pharisees. They were super-committed to keeping the whole law. They would not associate with anyone they thought was not completely in sync with their way of thinking. They disliked the Roman Empire because of their many gods and their wicked lifestyle. But their form of resistance was passive-aggressive.
Another group was the Sadducees. They were typically from rich and affluent families. They didn’t believe in the supernatural aspects of the Scriptures. This group wasn’t as serious about the law and probably because so much of it was laced with supernatural events that they just couldn’t accept. They didn’t really mind the Romans as long as they got to keep their own place and position. So they offered no resistance to the Roman occupation at all.
Then, the New Testament mentions a third group that was very political in nature – the Herodians. These people looked favorably toward the Herods’ rule, they liked Greek culture, and consequently, they didn’t mind the Romans at all. They got along with the Sadducees but didn’t care for the Pharisees. They especially didn’t agree with the Zealots.
In some versions of the Bible (Amplified Bible), he is called Simon the Cananaean. In the King James Version and New King James Version, he is called Simon the Canaanite or Canaanite. In the English Standard Version, New American Standard Bible, New International Version, and New Living Translation, he is called Simon the Zealot.
To confuse things further, Bible scholars argue over whether Simon was a member of the radical Zealot party or whether the term simply referred to his religious zeal. Those who take the former view think Jesus may have chosen Simon, a member of the tax-hating, Roman-hating Zealots, to counterbalance Matthew, a former tax collector, and employee of the Roman empire.
Those scholars say such a move by Jesus would have shown that his kingdom reaches out to people from all walks of life.
Facts St. Simon
Facts made us understand that Simon was a political activist in his younger years. Why would Jesus choose someone with this background? “It is amazing that Jesus would select a man like Simon to be an apostle. But he was a man of fierce loyalties, amazing passion, courage, and zeal. Simon believed the truth and embraced Christ as his Lord. The fiery enthusiasm he once had for Israel was now expressed in his devotion to Christ.” Simon’s strength was his inspirational loyalty. When the apostles found a man or woman who floundered in indecision about entering the kingdom, they would send for Simon.
The apostle Simon the Zealot facts show us that Simon does not have a prominent role in the New Testament, just like most of the apostles. We know very little about him from the Bible, except that he was a member of the Zealots.
The Zealots fought against Roman rule in Israel, and they wanted to preserve their Jewish religion in the face of Roman hostility. The historian, Josephus, gives us most of our information about the Zealots, though he can be an untrustworthy source.
He writes that the Zealots started the rebellion against Rome that lead to the destruction of Jerusalem. The Zealots also committed the abomination that causes desolation that Jesus predicted in the gospels.
Simon’s great weakness was his material-mindedness. He could not quickly change himself from a Jewish nationalist to a spiritually-minded internationalist.
Four years was too short a time in which to make such an intellectual and emotional transformation, but Jesus was always patient with him. The one thing about Jesus that Simon so much admired was the Master’s calmness, assurance, poise, and inexplicable composure.
Although Simon was a rabid revolutionist, a fearless firebrand of agitation, he gradually subdued his fiery nature until he became a powerful and effective preacher of “Peace on earth and goodwill among men.”
Apostle Simon the Zealot Facts give a great impression that Simon was a great debater; he did like to argue. And when it came to dealing with the legalistic minds of the educated Jews or the intellectual quibbling of the Greeks, the task was always assigned to Simon.
The fact that Zealot was always biblically attached to Simon’s name most likely indicates that he belonged to the eponymous Jewish sect and a political faction of the time.
Simon, however, would have left the Zealots behind when he followed Jesus. Tradition has it that he traveled with St. Jude, also called Thaddeus, or Labeus, to Persia where both were martyred. His persecutors killed him by cutting him in half with a saw. Others claim he was killed by crucifixion.
Basil the Great, however, recalls a different tradition. He claimed that Simon died peacefully in Edessa, Greece. Simon’s symbol is a fish over a Bible showing his faithful mission. He is also frequently represented by a saw.
A Zeal for Jesus
One thing Apostle Simon the Zealot facts tell us is we can conclude is Simon’s zeal turned from overthrowing governments to following Jesus’ teachings. Despite the lack of mention in the Gospels, the Bible cites his name in Apostelgeschichte 1:13, where the disciples met together the day after Jesus ascended to heaven.
“And when they had entered, they went up into the upper room where they were staying: Peter, James, John, and Andrew; Philip and Thomas; Bartholomew and Matthew; James the son of Alphaeus; and Simon the Zealot; and Judas, the son of James. These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication with the women and Mary, the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.” Apostelgeschichte 1:13; Acts 1:14
Apostle Simon the Zealot Facts write that Simon followed Jesus throughout Jesus’ ministry and continued after the Lord’s death and ascension; however, the only Biblical evidence of this was his involvement in choosing a new disciple as a replacement for Judas Iskariot in Apostelgeschichte 1:23; Acts 1:24; Acts 1:25; Apostelgeschichte 1:26. Yet, despite the lack of clear verification, additional historical observations tell us he went on to proclaim the Good News for the remainder of his life.
Regardless, it’s clear Simon’s zeal is why Jesus asked him to join His group of disciples. A zeal he held onto throughout his life, even to the point of death.
Apostle Simon the Zealot facts tell us that like the other Holy Apostles, Simon is regarded as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Churches, the Oriental Orthodox Churches, the Eastern Catholic Churches, the Anglican Church, and the Lutheran Church.
Simon the Apostle facts have shown that Simon the Zealot is one of the greatest causes of the changing power of Christ. He was a Zealot for much of his life, which meant he was extremely legalistic and held a deep-set hatred towards the Romans and any who had dealings with them. Simon was called by Jesus and was completely changed.
Jesus’ power removed the seeded hatred from his heart and instilled compassion, love, and zeal for Christ within him. Simon retained the moniker the Zealot because of his unwavering faith in Jesus, rather than for his formerly hateful ways.
There is not much else told about Simon within the Bible. It is most commonly assumed that he was crucified as a martyr for God. His symbol in the Catholic church is a fish resting on a Bible. This is to represent his initial beginnings as a fisherman who grew to become a fisher of men through the saving grace of Jesus.
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Summary Saint Simon the Zealot
Simon der Zelot, einer vonDie 12 Apostel Jesu Christi, ist ein biblisches Rätsel.
Wir haben nur einen kleinen Leckerbissen über ihn, der eine anhaltende Debatte unter Bibelgelehrten entfacht hat. In einigen Bibelversionen (wie der Amplified Bible) wird er als Simon der Kanaaniter bezeichnet.
Er wird in der King James Version und der New King James Version als Simon der Kanaaniter oder Kanaaniter bezeichnet.
Er wird in der English Standard Version, New American Standard Bible, New International Version und New Living Translation als Simon the Zelot bezeichnet.
Um die Sache noch komplizierter zu machen, sind sich Bibelgelehrte nicht einig, ob Simon Mitglied der radikalen Zelotenpartei war oder ob sich der Begriff einfach auf seinen religiösen Eifer bezog.
Diejenigen, die den früheren Standpunkt vertreten, glauben, dass Jesus Simon, ein Mitglied der steuerhassenden, römisch-hassenden Zeloten, ausgewählt hat, um Matthäus, einen ehemaligen Steuereintreiber und Angestellten des Römischen Reiches, auszugleichen.
Laut diesen Gelehrten hätte ein solcher Schritt Jesu gezeigt, dass sein Reich Menschen aus allen Gesellschaftsschichten erreicht.
#1. Which book of the Bible refers to Simon as tanzanite?
#2. What's apostle Simon's feast day according to Byzantine Christian tradition?
#3. How often did the apostle Simon's name appear in the new testament?
#4. Which Roman emperor order the martyrdom of Apostle Simon?
#5. Which apostle shares the same feast day with apostle Simon?
#6. Which city did Simon become the second bishop of?
#7. Simon was passionately committed to the cause of throwing off what authority.?
#8. Where is the major shrine of apostle Simon
#9. How many years of ministry did apostle Simon have with Jesus?
#10. What's apostle Simon's symbol in the catholic tradition?