Definitions for "Zealots"
Group of Jews from the countryside who fled to Jerusalem before the Roman advance in 67-68 C.E. "Zealots" was a self-designation alluding to their zeal for the Torah.
The group of anti-Roman rebels of the 1st century CE. Their movement started in 6 CE, but became really active in the period of Jewish Revolt. Their most basic belief was that all means were justified to attain political and religious liberty.
Members of a historical Jewish movement characterized by armed rebellion against Roman rulers.