1) one burning with zeal, a zealot
2) used of God as jealous of any rival and sternly vindicating
3) most eagerly desirous of, zealous for, a thing
3a) to acquire a thing, (zealous of)
3b) to defend and uphold a thing, vehemently contending for a thing
From the time of the Maccabees there existed among the Jews a class
of men, called Zealots, who vigorously adhered to the Mosaic law and
endeavouring even by a resort to violence, after the example of
Phinehas, 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.
The same as G2207
; a Zealot
, that is, (specifically) partisan
for Jewish political independence:Zelotes.