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Morrish Bible Dictionary

James, Son of Zebedee

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One of the twelve apostles, and brother of John the apostle. He was a fisherman, and was called to the apostleship while mending his nets. He at once forsook all and followed the Lord. Matthew 4:21 ; Matthew 10:2 ; Mark 1:19,29 ; Luke 5:10 ; Luke 6:14 ; Acts 1:13 . James and his brother were named by the Lord BOANERGES, 'sons of thunder.' He with John asked if they should call down fire from heaven on the Samaritans. Luke 9:54 .

Peter, James, and John were privileged by the Lord to attend Him on several occasions, as on the mount of transfiguration. Matthew 17:1 ; Mark 5:37 ; Mark 9:2 ; Mark 13:3 ; Mark 14:33 ; Luke 8:51 ; Luke 9:28 . The mother of James and John requestedthat her two sons might sit, the one on the right hand and the other on the left of the Lord in His kingdom. This raised the indignation of the other disciples; but the Lord taught them all a lesson of humility: He Himself had come to minister and to give His life a ransom for many. Matthew 20:20 . James was killed by Herod Agrippa I. about A.D. 43. Acts 12:2 . The 'James' referred to in 1 Corinthians 15:7 may be this apostle.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'James, Son of Zebedee '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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Monday, November 11th, 2019
the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
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