Boanerges
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Boanerges

son of thunder

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Boanerges

a name signifying sons of thunder , given by our Lord to the two sons of Zebedee, James and John, probably on account of their fiery earnestly. (Mark 3:17) See (Luke 9:54; Mark 9:38) comp. Matt 20:20 etc.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Boanerges

Sons of thunder, a name given by our Savior to James and John the sons of Zebedee, Mark 3:17; perhaps on account of their power as preachers. Some suppose it was given on the occasion of their request that Christ would call for fire from heaven, and destroy a village of the Samaritans, which had refused to entertain them, Luke 9:53,54.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Sons of thunder, a surname given by our Lord to James and John (Mark 3:17) on account of their fervid and impetuous temper (Luke 9:54).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) Any declamatory and vociferous preacher or orator.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BOANERGES

bo-a-nur'-jez (Boanerges; bene reghesh, "sons of thunder"): The surname bestowed by Jesus upon James and John, the sons of Zebedee, when they were ordained to the apostleship (Mark 3:17). See JAMES. It has also been regarded as an equivalent of the "Heavenly Twins," the Sons of Zeus or Thunder. According to this interpretation, the name Boanerges would represent the Dioscuri in some form or other of their varied presentation in the cults of the Mediterranean (compare Professor J. Rendel Harris in The Expositor, series vii, III, 146).

C. M. Kerr

Greek
993. Boanerges -- Boanerges, an epithet applied to the two sons of ...
... 992, 993. Boanerges. 994 . Boanerges, an epithet applied to the two
sons of Zebedee. Part of Speech: Proper Noun, Indeclinable ...
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Library

The Son of Thunder
... He was one of the two whom the Lord surnamed Boanerges, the Son of Thunder"the
man of the loud and awful voice. Painters have liked to draw St. ...
/.../kingsley/discipline and other sermons/sermon xvii the son of thunder.htm

Life and Character of John
... In the Gospel of Mark, John appears as a Son of Thunder (Boanerges). ... ed.). [571]
Mark 3:17. Boanerges (as Lachmann, Tischendorf, and Tregelles read, in. of Gr. ...
/.../history of the christian church volume i/section 41 life and character.htm

Characteristics of the Twelve
... authority to cast out devils: and Simon He surnamed Peter; and James the son of
Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and them He surnamed Boanerges, which is ...
/.../chadwick/the gospel of st mark/chapter 3 14-19 characteristics of the.htm

Ambassadors for Christ
... And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and He surnamed
them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder: 18. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture d/ambassadors for christ.htm

The Gospel According to St. Mark
... There are also some Aramaic words and phrases which the writer inserts with a true
artistic sense and then interprets"Boanerges (iii.17), Talitha cumi (v.41 ...
/.../pullan/the books of the new testament/chapter iv the gospel according.htm

The Ship on Fire --A Voice of Warning
... are great alarmists. It is their duty to be like Barnabas, who was a son of consolation;
but it is equally their duty to be like Boanerges"sons of thunder. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 10 1864/the ship on firea voice.htm

A Brother to all who do the Will of God
... and to cast out devils: and Simon he surnamed Peter; and James the son of Zebedee,
and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is. ...
/.../mark/jesus of nazareth a biography/chapter iii a brother to.htm

The Gospel According to St. John
... devils in His name. Their fiery temperament caused our Lord to give them
the surname of Boanerges ("sons of thunder"). In the fourth ...
/.../pullan/the books of the new testament/chapter vi the gospel according.htm

The Knowing of the Son.
... Again, are we bound to believe that John Boanerges, who indeed best, and in some
things alone, understood him, was able, after such a lapse of years, to give ...
//christianbookshelf.org/macdonald/unspoken sermons/the knowing of the son.htm

The Twelve and the Seventy.
... of distinction, James "the Less" [38:3]"in allusion, it would seem, to the inferiority
of his stature; the other James and John were surnamed Boanerges, [38:4 ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/killen/the ancient church/chapter iii the twelve and.htm

Thesaurus
Boanerges (1 Occurrence)
... (n.) Any declamatory and vociferous preacher or orator. Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia. BOANERGES. ... CM Kerr. Multi-Version Concordance Boanerges (1 Occurrence). ...
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Bo-aner'ges (1 Occurrence)
Bo-aner'ges. Boanerges, Bo-aner'ges. Boar . Multi-Version Concordance
Bo-aner'ges (1 Occurrence). ... Boanerges, Bo-aner'ges. Boar . Reference Bible.
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Surname (11 Occurrences)
... honorary and symbolical titles. our Lord surnamed Simon Peter (Mark
3:16), and James and John Boanerges (Mark 3:17). Acts 15:37 ...
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Blushing (6 Occurrences)

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Zabdi (17 Occurrences)
... (WEY). Mark 3:17 James the son of Zabdi and John the brother of James (these
two He surnamed Boanerges, that is 'Sons of Thunder') (WEY). ...
/z/zabdi.htm - 13k

Zebedee (11 Occurrences)
... Mark 3:17 James the son of Zebedee; John, the brother of James, and he surnamed
them Boanerges, which means, Sons of Thunder; (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS ...
/z/zebedee.htm - 11k

Zeb'edee (11 Occurrences)
... (See RSV). Mark 3:17 and James of Zebedee, and John the brother of James, and he
put on them names -- Boanerges, that is, 'Sons of thunder;' (See RSV). ...
/z/zeb'edee.htm - 9k

Thunder (48 Occurrences)
... Mark 3:17 James the son of Zebedee; John, the brother of James, and he surnamed
them Boanerges, which means, Sons of Thunder; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT ...
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Surnamed (15 Occurrences)
... Mark 3:17 James the son of Zebedee; John, the brother of James, and he surnamed
them Boanerges, which means, Sons of Thunder; (WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS RSV). ...
/s/surnamed.htm - 10k

Mark (182 Occurrences)
... no reference to the Jewish law, and that the writer takes care to interpret words
which a Gentile would be likely to misunderstand, such as, "Boanerges" (3:17 ...
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