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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Sons of thunder, a name given by our Savior to James and John the sons of Zebedee, Mark 3:17; perhaps on account of their power as preachers. Some suppose it was given on the occasion of their request that Christ would call for fire from heaven, and destroy a village of the Samaritans, which had refused to entertain them, Luke 9:53,54 .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Boanerges'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/b/boanerges.html. 1859.