The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A fanatical party among the Jews in Judea, who rose in revolt against the Roman domination on the appointment over them of a Roman governor instead of a native prince, which they regarded as an insult to their religion and religious belief.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Zealots, the'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/z/zealots-the.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.