zélótés: zealousOriginal Word: ζηλωτής, οῦ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (dzay-lo-tace')
Short Definition: a zealot
Definition: one who is eagerly devoted to a person or a thing, a zealot.
Cognate: 2207 zēlōtḗs – a person with zealous enthusiasm who (literally) "boils over with passion" ("someone burning with zeal," J. Thayer). See 2205 (zēlos).
2707 /kataphrontḗs ("a zealous person") is used of "one who is deeply committed to something and therefore zealous – 'enthusiast, zealous person' " (L & N, 1, 25.77).
[This term is also used of the extreme faction of the Pharisees called "zealots of the Law" (Lk 6:15; Ac 1:13).]Word Origin
STRONGS NT 2207: ζηλωτής
ζηλωτής, ζηλωτου, ὁ (ζηλόω), one burning with zeal; a zealot;
1. absolutely, for the Hebrew קַנָּא, used of God as jealous of any rival and sternly vindicating his control: Exodus 20:5; Deuteronomy 4:24, etc. From the time of the Maccabees (<105-63 b.c.="">) there existed among the Jews a class of men, called Zealots, who rigorously adhered to the Mosaic law and endeavored even by a resort to violence, after the example of Phinehas (Numbers 25:11, ζηλωτής Φινης 4 Macc. 18:12), to prevent religion from being violated by others; but in the latter days of the Jewish commonwealth they used their holy zeal as a pretext for the basest crimes, Josephus, b. j. 4, 3, 9; 4, 5, 1; 4, 6, 3; 7, 8, 1. To this class perhaps Simon the apostle had belonged, and hence, got the surname ὁ ζηλωτής: Luke 6:15; Acts 1:13; (cf. Schürer, Neutest. Zeitgesch., Index under the word Zeloten; Edersheim, Jesus the Messiah, i. 237ff).
2. with the genitive of the object: with the genitive of the thing, most eagerly desirous of, zealous for, a thing;
a. to acquire a thing (zealous of) (see ζηλόω, 2): 1 Corinthians 14:12; Titus 2:14; 1 Peter 3:13 L T Tr WH (ἀρετῆς, Philo, praem. et poen. § 2; τῆς εὐσεβείας, de monarch. 50:1, § 3; εὐσεβείας καί δικαιοσύνης, de poenit. § 1; τῶν πολεμικων ἔργων, Diodorus 1, 73; περί τῶν ἀνηκόντων εἰς σωτηρίαν, Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 45, 1 [ET]).
b. to defend and uphold a thing, vehemently contending for a thing (zealous for): νόμου, Acts 21:20 (2 Macc. 4:2); τῶν πατρικῶν παραδόσεων, Galatians 1:14 (τῶν αἰγυπτιακων πλασματων, Philo, vit. Moys. iii. § 19; τῆς ἀρχαίας καί σώφρονος ἀγωγης, Diodorus excerpt., p. 611 (from 50:37, vol. 2:564 Didot)); with the genitive of person: Θεοῦ, intent on protecting the majesty and authority of God by contending for the Mosaic law, Acts 22:3. (In secular authors also an emulator, admirer, imitator, follower of anyone.)<1>
From zeloo; a "zealot" -- zealous.
see GREEK zeloo ζηλωται ζηλωταί ζηλωταὶ Ζηλωτην ζηλωτήν Ζηλωτὴν ζηλωτης ζηλωτής ζηλωτὴς ζηλωτόν ζηλωτός zelotai zelotaí zelotaì zēlōtai zēlōtaí zēlōtaì Zeloten Zelotḕn Zēlōtēn Zēlōtḕn zelotes zelotḕs zēlōtēs zēlōtḕs
Strong's Greek 2207
ζηλωταὶ — 3 Occ.
Ζηλωτὴν — 2 Occ.
ζηλωτὴς — 3 Occ.
Luke 6:15 N-AMS
BIB: τὸν καλούμενον Ζηλωτὴν
INT: who [was] called Zealot
Acts 1:13 N-NMS
BIB: Σίμων ὁ ζηλωτὴς καὶ Ἰούδας
INT: Simon the Zealot and Judas [brother]
Acts 21:20 N-NMP
BIB: καὶ πάντες ζηλωταὶ τοῦ νόμου
NAS: and they are all zealous for the Law;
KJV: they are all zealous of the law:
INT: and all zealous ones for the law
Acts 22:3 N-NMS
BIB: πατρῴου νόμου ζηλωτὴς ὑπάρχων τοῦ
NAS: being zealous for God
KJV: and was zealous toward God,
INT: ancestral law a zealous one being the
1 Corinthians 14:12 N-NMP
BIB: ὑμεῖς ἐπεὶ ζηλωταί ἐστε πνευμάτων
NAS: you, since you are zealous of spiritual
KJV: ye are zealous of spiritual
INT: you since zealous you are of spiritual gifts
Galatians 1:14 N-NMS
BIB: μου περισσοτέρως ζηλωτὴς ὑπάρχων τῶν
NAS: more extremely zealous for my ancestral
KJV: more exceedingly zealous of the traditions
INT: of me more abundantly zealous being of the
Titus 2:14 N-AMS
BIB: λαὸν περιούσιον ζηλωτὴν καλῶν ἔργων
NAS: possession, zealous for good
KJV: people, zealous of good
INT: a people specially chosen zealous of good works
1 Peter 3:13 N-NMP
BIB: τοῦ ἀγαθοῦ ζηλωταὶ γένησθε
NAS: you prove zealous for what is good?
INT: for that which [is] good zealous you should be