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Boanerges

Boanerges [N] [H] [S]

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 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Boanerges". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Boanerges [N] [E] [S]

son of thunder
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Boanerges'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Boanerges [N] [E] [H]

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.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Boanerges'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

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


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BOANERGES'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.