Hired Servants of Zebedee
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The father of disciples James and John (Matt 4:21) and husband of Salome (Matt 27:56; compare Mark 16:1). He was a fisherman on the Sea of Galilee.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
JAMES (PERSON) [Gk Iakōbos (Ἰακωβος)]. It is unclear how many different persons bear this name in the NT, where it occurs 42 times (the majority of these are in Mark; the name never occurs in John). The name was evidently quite popular in the 1st century. Three persons bearing the name James are relatively
ZEBEDEE (PERSON) [Gk Zebedaios (Ζεβεδαιος)]. The father of the apostles James and John (Matt 4:21 par.; 10:2 par.; 26:37; John 21:2) and the husband of Salome (Mark 15:40; cf. Matt 20:20), who herself was a disciple of Jesus (Matt 27:56; Mark 15:40; 16:1). Zebedee and his sons were involved in the fishing
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
John (Person). 1. Father of Simon Peter and Andrew (Jn 1:40, 42; 21:15–17). According to Matthew 16:17, Peter’s father was named Jona (Jonas, Jonah). Either Jona was an alternate form of the name John or, more probably, two independent traditions existed regarding his name.2. Member of the high priestly
Zebedee. Father of the disciples James and John (Mt 26:37; Mk 3:17; 10:35). Zebedee was in the fishing business and may have been wealthy, considering that he had servants and apparent connections with the high priest (Jn 18:15). Although he personally appears only once in the narrative (Mt 4:21; Mk
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
JamesThe name of two or more persons who were active in the early Church. James is the English equivalent of Gk. Iakōbos, which in turn is derived from Heb. yaʾaqōḇ (Jacob).The forty-one instances of this name in the NT seem to refer to two or three persons. Nineteen clearly refer to James the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
JOHN (Person)1. Father of Simon Peter and Andrew (Jn 1:40–42; 21:15–17). According to Matthew 16:17, Peter’s father was named Jona (Jonas, Jonah). Either Jona was an alternate form of the name John or, more probably, two independent traditions existed regarding his name.2. Member of the high priestly
ZEBEDEE Father of the disciples James and John (Mt 26:37; Mk 3:17; 10:35). Zebedee was in the fishing business and may have been wealthy, considering that he had servants and apparent connections with the high priest (Jn 18:15). Although he personally appears only once in the narrative (Mt 4:21; Mk 1:19–20),
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
James (jaymz), the English equivalent of the Greek Jacobus, a common name in the first century.1 James, the son of Zebedee (Matt. 4:21; 10:2; Mark 1:19; 3:17) and brother of John (Matt. 17:1; Mark 3:17; 5:37; Acts 12:2), with whom he was called by Jesus to be one of the twelve (Matt. 4:21; Mark 1:19–20;
Zebedee (zeb´uh-dee), a fisherman and the father of Jesus’s disciples James and John (Matt. 4:21–22; Mark 1:19–20; Luke 5:10). Little is known of him, but his sons became two of the most prominent members of the twelve, and his wife also played a significant role in the Gospel story. Zebedee apparently
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ZEBEDEE. This is probably the Gr. form of the Heb. name Zebediah which means “Yahweh has endowed.” The name is assigned to the husband of Salome (Mt 27:56; Mk 15:40) and the father of James and John, disciples of Christ (Mt 4:21). Apparently, he was quite well-to-do since he had “hired servants” (Mk
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
James (Gk. Iákōbos, from Heb. yaʿăqōḇ, “Jacob”)1. James the son of Zebedee. Among the first whom Jesus called as disciples (Mark 1:16–20 par.), James belonged with his (likely younger) brother John and Peter to the inner circle of Jesus’ disciples. In the four lists of the Twelve (Matt. 10:2–4; Mark
Zebedee (Gk. Zebedaɩ́os)A Galilean fisherman and father of the apostles James and John. Zebedee may have been wealthy since he employed fishermen and owned a boat (Mark 1:19–20). The departure of his two sons exemplifies the breaking of familial ties found in Jesus’ teachings (Mark 10:29 par.; Matt.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Catholic Bible Dictionary
ZEBEDEE The father of the apostles James and John according to the Synoptic Gospels (Matt 4:21, 10:2, 26:37; Mark 1:19) and the husband of Salome (Matt 27:56; Mark 15:40). Zebedee was a fisherman in Galilee with his sons and hired employees; they worked together with Simon Peter and Andrew (Luke 5:10).
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
James, St, ‘the Great’