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.
Summary: Ezra Ben Onias was included among a group of leaders within the political
party known as the Zealots, who went seeking Yeshua to see if he would support their
cause (Y:29:8). The Zealots were opposed to Roman rule within the boundaries of ancient
Israel, and considered the temple authority to be corrupt traitors. The Zealots were
willing to put Yeshua on the throne if he agreed to support their political agenda.