Simon the Canaean

apostle of Jesus

Simon the Canaanite, also known as Simon the Zealot, was one of the 12 apostles of Jesus. Most of his life is unknown, but historians do have some information about him.[2]

Simon the Zealot
St. Simon, by Peter Paul Rubens (c. 1611), from his Twelve Apostles series at the Museo del Prado, Madrid
Apostle, Martyr, Preacher
BornCana, Galilee, Judaea, Roman Empire
Diedplace of death disputed
Major shrinerelics claimed by many places, including Toulouse; Saint Peter's Basilica[1]
Attributesboat; cross and saw; fish (or two fish); lance; man being sawn in two longitudinally; oar[1]
Patronagecurriers; sawyers; tanners[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jones, Terry H (6 January 2009). "Saint Simon the Apostle". Retrieved 29 March 2010.
  2. "Simon the Canaanite; Simon the Cananaean; Simon the Zealot". International Standard Bible Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 2023-01-03.