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Zeloʹtes (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.)

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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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Zadoc
Zakarija ibn Muhammed
Zakkum
Zal
Zanēs
Zanoni
Zany
Zanny
Zel
Zelica
Zelotes
Zem
Zenchis Khan [great chief]
Zend-Avesta
Zenelophon
Zenith, Nadir
Zephon [searcher of secrets]
Zephyr
Zeus
Zeuxis
Zif