THE TWELVE APOSTLES-SIMON
He is called Simon the Zealot and Simon the Cananean. Cananean is the Aramaic rendering of Zealot. From Josephus and archaeology we now know of a political party known as the Zealots. It was this radical group that ultimately caused the invasion of the Roman armies in A.D. 70. He may have joined Jesus' group because he saw Jesus as a possible political leader who would lead in a revolt against Rome. It is significant to note that Simon was still with The Twelve after the resurrection.
Ministry: Not much is known. He was supposed to have gone to Egypt, Africa and Britain