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Zebedee
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Zebedee
Zebedee (Ζεβεδαῖος, Zebedaios). 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.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Zebedee (Person)
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
Zebedee
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
Zebedee
Zebedee [Gk. Zebedaios < Aram zaḇday, Heb. zeḇaḏyā—‘gift of Yah (weh)’] (Mt. 4:21 par; 10:2 par; 20:20 par; 26:37; 27:56; Jn. 21:2). A Galilean fisherman; the father of James and John, two of Jesus’ twelve disciples. Zebedee and his sons were partners with Peter and Andrew in the fishing trade
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Zebedee
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)
Zebedee
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
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
Zebedee
ZEBEDEE (Gk. Zebedaios from Heb. ziḇdiyāhû, ‘the gift of Yahweh’). The father of the apostles James and John (Mk. 1:19) and husband of Salome (Mt. 27:56; Mk. 15:40). A Galilean fisherman, probably of some means (cf. Mk. 1:20); he evidently lived at or near Bethsaida.J. D. Douglas
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Zebedee
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
Zebedee
Zebedee [zĕbˊə dē] (Gk. Zebedaios from Heb. zeḇaḏyāhû. “gift of Yahweh”). The father of James and John, two of Jesus’ chosen disciples (Matt. 4:21 par. Mark 1:19; Matt. 10:2 par. Mark 3:17; cf. John 21:2). A fisherman by trade, Zebedee employed his two sons, who were also partners with
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Zebedee
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).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Zebedee
Zeb´edee (my gift) (Greek form of Zabdi), a fisherman of Galilee, the father of the apostles James the Great and John, Matt. 4:21, and the husband of Salome. Matt. 27:56; Mark 15:40. He probably lived either at Bethsaida or in its immediate neighborhood. It has been inferred from the mention of his “hired
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