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Was Simon the Zealot sawn in half?

We don’t really know how he died. Simon the Zealot was one of Jesus’ original apostles (Luke 6:15). As with most of the apostles, we know very little about him. When it comes to his death, apparently there are a lot of different stories about how he died.1

  • He died peacefully
  • He was cut to pieces by a saw or sword
  • He was beaten to death with a club
  • He was sawn in half
  • He was crucified2

1. R. E. Guiley, The Encyclopedia of Saints (New York: Visionary Living, 2001), p. 306
2. Löffler, K. (1912). ‘St. Simon the Apostle’ in The Catholic Encyclopedia (New York: Robert Appleton Company). Retrieved February 5, 2014 from New Advent:

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