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GREEK: 993 boanergev Boanerges
NAVE: Boanerges
EBD: Boanerges
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In Bible versions:

two men, James and John, the sons of Zebedee

son of thunder


Strongs #993: boanergev Boanerges

Boanerges = "sons of thunder"

1) a nickname given to James and John, the sons of Zebedee, by the
Lord. The name seems to denote fiery and destructive zeal that
may be likened to a thunder storm.

993 Boanerges bo-an-erg-es'

of Chaldee origin (1123 and 7266); sons of commotion; Boanerges, an
epithet of two of the apostles:-Boanerges.
see HEBREW for 01123
see HEBREW for 07266

Boanerges [EBD]

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).

Boanerges [NAVE]

BOANERGES, surname of the sons of Zebedee, Mark 3:17.


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.


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 (Mk 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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