And hearing this, they went forth to see for themselves, and there went unto Yeshua
the leaders of all the Zealots which were in Israel whose names were: Eleazar Ben
Menachem, Judas Bar Abbas, Ezra Ben Onias, and Gurion Ben Hadabbi.
Head of the Zealots, Eleazar was a gruff, no-nonsense man whose only goal in life
was to throw Rome out of Palestine and re-create the Jewish state of Israel. Once
this was achieved, Eleazar wanted to place Yeshua upon the throne of David to be
King of Israel. When Yeshua refused his offer, Eleazar began to think of Yeshua as
a traitor; and he began to spread the rumor that Yeshua was more of a magician and
a charlatan than anything else. Till his dying day, Eleazar Ben Menachem cursed the
name of Yeshua and thought all believers to be no more than deluded fools.