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  1. James the Great [a] (died AD 44) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. According to the New Testament, he was the second of the apostles to die (after Judas Iscariot ), and the first to be martyred. [1] . Saint James is the patron saint of Spain and, according to tradition, his remains are held in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia .

  2. Feb 7, 2019 · Saint James, also known as the Apostle James or James the Greater, was one of Jesus Christ’s 12 disciples. Along with his brother John and the Apostle Peter, James was a member of Jesus’ inner circle, and he witnessed major events the other disciples weren’t present for (such as the Transfiguration).

  3. Mar 15, 2024 · James, son of Zebedee, or James the Greater. Died: 44 ce, Jerusalem. Notable Works: Letter of James. St. James (born, Galilee, Palestine—died 44 ce, Jerusalem; feast day July 25) was one of the Twelve Apostles, distinguished as being in Jesus ’ innermost circle and the only apostle whose martyrdom is recorded in the New Testament (Acts 12:2).

  4. Jun 25, 2019 · Updated on June 25, 2019. Who Was James the Apostle? James, the son of Zebedee, was called along with this brother John to be one of Jesus’s twelve apostles who would accompany him on his ministry. James appears in the lists of apostles in the synoptic gospels as well as Acts.

  5. The Apostle James was one of the so-called “Sons of Thunder” and specifically named “James, son of Zebedee” and is sometimes called “James the Greater” because there were at least three other James’ in the early church.

  6. Dec 7, 2020 · Known for: James followed Jesus as one of the 12 chosen disciples. This apostle James (for there were two) was the brother of John, and a member of Christ’s inner circle of three, along with Peter and John. He proclaimed the gospel after Jesus' resurrection and was the first apostle to be martyred for his faith.

  7. Jun 13, 2019 · Saint James the Greater was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and the brother of St. John the Evangelist ( Mark 1:19-20 ). James and John, along with the Apostle Peter, were part of Jesus’ “inner circle,” witnessing key events that the other apostles did not witness ( Mark 5:35-43; Matthew 17:1-8, 26:36-46 ).

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