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    Craig Evans on Zealots

    just wanting some clarity here. Evans talks of us needing to take the construct of Zealots with a grain of salt and seems to imply that Josephus sort of "invented" this as a separate party in that time (if i understand him correctly). This was slightly confusing to me, especially because Evans doesn't seem to bring his thoughts on Josephus' presentation of zealots to any real conclusion, yet the Gospels refer to "zealots" so I'm wondering if anyone has thoughts on this or would like to shed some light on it