An Overview of the Zealot Movement and 12 Key Leaders (PDF Format)


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:

Outline

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:

An Overview of the Zealot Movement and 12 Key Leaders (by Adam Maarschalk)

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10 thoughts on “An Overview of the Zealot Movement and 12 Key Leaders (PDF Format)

  1. 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

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    • 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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  2. Adam
    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
    lol
    bill

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