According to Luke 6:15 Simon, one of Jesus' disciples, was a Zealot. It was also in a climate of tension that Jesus must have been executed, tensions brought forward much due to the Zealots and their actions. Some scholars have pointed towards facts that indicate that Jesus must have been one of the Zealots. The clearest indicator was his execution on a cross, a punishment the Roman authorities used for political rebels. Another indicator is the cleansing of the Temple in Mark 11, which expresses attitudes in accordance with the Zealots'. A third indicator is that the disciples carried arms (Mark 14:47), at least part of the time. Since Jesus was a Jew, it stands to reason He must have belo nged to one of the groupings around in Israel at the time. Some suggest He emerged from the Zealots, but changed central parts of their ideology. Partiovularly in His application of the Law and the way in which He associated with sinners and people outside the Law. Any ideas?