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Zebedee(zĕb`ədē) [Gr., for ZebadiahZebadiah
, in the Bible. 1 Ally of David at Ziklag. 2 Officer of David. 3 Teacher of the Law. 4 High official of Jehoshaphat. Additional mention of this name is in First Chronicles.
..... Click the link for more information. ], in the New Testament, father of JamesJames, Saint,
d. c.A.D. 43, in the Bible, one of the Twelve Apostles, called St. James the Greater. He was the son of Zebedee and the brother of St. John; these brothers were the Boanerges, or Sons of Thunder. St. James was killed by Herod Agrippa I. Veneration of St.
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one of the Twelve Apostles, traditional author of the fourth Gospel, three letters, and the Book of Revelation (see John, Gospel according to Saint; John, letters; Revelation); it is highly unlikely, however, that all five works were written by the same author.
..... Click the link for more information. . His wife SalomeSalome
, in the New Testament. 1 Daughter of Herod Philip and Herodias. She is generally supposed to be the daughter who danced to obtain the head of John the Baptist.
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New Testament the father of the apostles James and John (Matthew 4:21)
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