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Zebedee

Zebedee [N] [H] [S]

a Galilean fisherman, the husband of Salome (q.v.), and the father of James and John, two of our Lord's disciples ( Matthew 4:21 ; 27:56 ; Mark 15:40 ). He seems to have been a man of some position in Capernaum, for he had two boats ( Luke 5:4 ) and "hired servants" ( Mark 1:20 ) of his own. No mention is made of him after the call of his two sons by Jesus.

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

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

Bibliography Information

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

Zebedee [N] [E] [S]

abundant; portion
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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

Bibliography Information

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

Zebedee [N] [E] [H]

(my gift ) (Greek form of Zabdi ) a fisherman of Galilee, the father of the apostles James the Great and John ( Matthew 4:21 ) and the husband of Salome. ( Matthew 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 servants," ( Mark 1:20 ) and from the acquaintance between the apostle John and Annas the high priest, ( John 18:15 ) that the family of Zebedee were in easy circumstances. comp. ( John 19:27 ) although not above manual labor. ( Matthew 4:21 ) He appears only twice in the Gospel narrative, namely, in ( Matthew 4:21 Matthew 4:22 ; Mark 1:19 Mark 1:20 ) where he is seen in his boat with his two sons mending their nets.


[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 'Zebedee'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

ZEBEDEE

zeb'-e-de (zibhdi, "the gift of God"; Zebedaios):

The father of the apostles James and John (Mark 1:19) and a fisherman on the Sea of Galilee (Mark 1:20), the husband of Salome (Matthew 27:56; compare Mark 16:1).

See JAMES; SALOME.


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