993. Boanérges
Strong's Concordance
Boanérges: Boanerges, an epithet applied to the two sons of Zebedee
Original Word: Βοανεργές
Part of Speech: Proper Noun, Indeclinable
Transliteration: Boanérges
Phonetic Spelling: (bo-an-erg-es')
Definition: Boanerges, an epithet applied to the two sons of Zebedee
Usage: Boanerges, sons of thunder.
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993 Boanergés – an Aramaic term transliterated from two Semitic roots: bēn ("sons") and regesh ("of thunder, tumult"; see Strong's OT #1123, 7285). 993 /Boanergés ("sons of thunder") is only used in Mk 3:17. We don't know why Jesus named these brothers (James, John), "sons of tumult," but their passion and boldness in the past no doubt aptly fit their future calling!

He surnamed them Boanerges – M. Vincent, "The reason of its bestowal we do not know. It seems to have been intended as a title of honor, though not perpetuated like the surname Peter (this being the only instance of its occurrence). . . . It is justified by the impetuosity and zeal which characterized both the brothers, which prompted them to suggest the calling of fire from heaven to consume the inhospitable Samaritan village (Lk 9:54); which marked James as the victim of an early martyrdom (Ac 12:2); and which sounds in the thunders of John's Apocalypse" (WS, 98).

["Boanerges" is an Aramaic term, interpreted by Mark (for his non-Jewish audience who were probably Romans). There are some 16 Aramaic and Latin terms in Mark's Gospel (see 2:4, 3:17, 5:9, 5:41, 7:4, 7:11, 7:34, 8, 9, 11;, 12:42, 14:36, 15, 15:34, 15:39, 44).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of Aramaic origin ben and regaz
Boanerges, an epithet applied to the two sons of Zebedee
NASB Translation
Boanerges (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 993: Βοανεργές

Βοανεργές ((R G, so Suidas (ed. Gaisf. 751 a.); but) L T Tr WH Βοανηργές), Boanerges, Hebrew רֶגֶשׁ בֲּנֵי i. e. sons of thunder (as Mark himself explains it) (the name given by our Lord to James and John the sons of Zebedee): Mark 3:17; בְּ pronounced Boa as Noabhyim for Nebhyim; see Lightfoot Horae Hebrew at the passage; רֶגֶשׁ, in Psalm 55:15 a tumultuous crowd, seems in Syriac to have signified thunder; so that the name Βοανηργές seems to denote fiery and destructive zeal that may be likened to a thunderstorm, and to make reference to the occurrence narrated in Luke 9:54. (Cf. Dr. James Morison's Commentary on Mark, the passage cited; Kautzsch, Gram. d. Biblical-Aram., p. 9.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

Of Chaldee origin (ben and rgaz); sons of commotion; Boanerges, an epithet of two of the apostles -- Boanerges.

see HEBREW ben

see HEBREW rgaz

Forms and Transliterations
Βοανηργες Βοανηργές Boanerges Boanergés Boanērges Boanērgés
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Englishman's Concordance
Mark 3:17 N
GRK: αὐτοῖς ὀνόματα Βοανηργές ὅ ἐστιν
NAS: the name Boanerges, which
KJV: them Boanerges, which is,
INT: to them [the] name Boanerges which is

Strong's Greek 993
1 Occurrence

Βοανηργές — 1 Occ.

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