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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Boanerges

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BOANERGES ( Mark 3:17 ), ‘Sons of Thunder.’ The Master’s appellation of James and John. Jerome takes it as a reference to their fiery eloquence. Others derive it rather from their fiery disposition in early days (cf. Luke 9:52-56 ). It would thus be a playful yet serious sobriquet, constantly reminding them of their besetting sin and warning them to overcome it.

David Smith.


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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Boanerges'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hdb/b/boanerges.html. 1909.

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