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  1. Jan 4, 2022 · Answer. Although the name Zebedee is mentioned often in the New Testament, there is very little known about the man himself. His name is mentioned almost entirely in connection with his two famous sons, James and John, disciples of Jesus Christ and two of the inner three disciples.

  2. Dec 7, 2020 · Also Known as: James of Zebedee; Nicknamed by Jesus “Boanerges” or “Son of Thunder.” 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.

  3. But first, who was Zebedee in the Bible? Zebedee was a fisherman and the father of James and John, two of Jesus’ disciples – the passionate brothers who were referred to as Sons of Thunder. It is likely that he was a God-fearing man. Zebedee was a Fisherman. During Bible times, sons were trained up to continue in the family profession.

  4. Easton's Bible Dictionary - Zebedee. Zebedee [N] [H] [S] a Galilean fisherman, the husband of Salome (q.v.), and the father of James and John, two of our Lord's disciples ( Matthew 4:21 ; 27:56 ; Mark 15:40 ). He seems to have been a man of some position in Capernaum, for he had two boats ( Luke 5:4 ) and "hired servants" ( Mark 1:20 ) of his own.

  5. Smith's Bible Dictionary. Zebedee. ( my gift) (Greek form of Zabdi) a fisherman of Galilee, the father of the apostles James the Great and John ( Matthew 4:21) and the husband of Salome. ( Matthew 27:56; Mark 15:40) He probably lived either at Bethsaida or in its immediate neighborhood.

  6. Zebedee was a fisherman from Galilee who was the father of James and John who were disciples (followers) of Jesus. A story in the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Mark says he was in a boat with his two sons when Jesus called them to follow him.

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