Below I have provided a 32 page downloadable PDF of a study titled, “An Overview of the Zealot Movement and 12 Key Leaders.” I believe this information is valuable not only for understanding Jewish history around the time of Christ, but also for a better understanding of:
- the man of lawlessness of II Thessalonians 2
- Daniel 7
- and the book of Revelation
This study is adapted from a previous post, “Revelation 13:3 and the Wounded Head of the Zealot Movement.” The following is an outline of the study you can find in the PDF below:
A. Introduction Page 1
B. An Overview of the Zealot Movement Page 2
C. Hezekiah the Zealot and His Family Dynasty Page 4
D. 12 Key Leaders (from 47 BC to AD 73) Page 6
1. Hezekiah (47 BC) Page 7
2. Judas the Galilean (Hezekiah’s Son) and Zadok (AD 6) Page 8
3. Jacob, Simon, and Jair (Sons of Judas) Page 11
4. Eleazar ben Ananias (AD 66) Page 12
5. Eleazar ben Jair (AD 66 – 73) Page 14
6. Menahem (AD 66) Page 16
7. Eleazar ben Simon (AD 66 – 70) Page 19
8. John Levi of Gischala (AD 66 – 70) Page 21
9. Simon Bar Giora (AD 66 – 70) Page 24
E. The Wounded Head of the Beast Page 30
Here is a downloadable PDF of this study. Please feel free to share it with others:
10 thoughts on “An Overview of the Zealot Movement and 12 Key Leaders (PDF Format)”
https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsThank you sir…it is a blessing.Sent from my Huawei Mobile
You’re welcome, brother. I’m glad you find it to be a blessing.
Adam–Thanks for this new work. I am now in process of reading it. I trust your work because I know it is carefully studied and researched. I wish that sharing was easier by email. Something that would pull out the email address for a name I put in the sharing box.
I will comment again as I study this new work.
Dean M. Barney
Dean, you’re welcome, and thank you for your kind words. I’m not sure what you mean about sharing by email more easily. If there’s anything I can do on my end to make it easier, though, I’d be glad to do it.
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WHAT A DEEP & UNVALUABLE WORK YOU´VE DONE, DEAR ADAM (FOR THOSE LIKE ME, WHO LOVE GOD´S HONOR AND WORD).
CONGRAT´S AND THANK´S SO MUCH AGAIN FOR POSTING THIS TREASURE !
LUIS GUDIÑO FROM MÉXICO CITY
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You’re welcome, Luis, and I’m glad you find this to be a valuable work.
thanks and a tip of the hat to you and the effort you put forth in terms of “seeking the truth”
i personally finished the Josephus works a couple months past and am in pursuit of shuffling historical cards into a cogent narrative
i love your line of thought and your efforts; cant add any credible comments other than i consider your line of research as genuine and a reflection of a reality based search for truth—love it
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Thank you, Bill. Blessings to you.
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