Zebedee

Zebedee (Zeb´uh-dee)

A fisherman and the father of Jesus’s disciples James and John (Matt 4:21-22; Mark 1:19-20; Luke 5:10). His wife, who may have been named Salome (Mark 15:40), was one of the women ministering to Jesus (Matt 27:56). The reference to “hired men” (Mark 1:20) suggests that he was a man of some affluence.

Matt 4:21-22

21As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he ... View more

Mark 1:19-20

19As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets.20Immediately he called them; and they ... View more

Luke 5:10

10and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching ... View more

Mark 15:40

40There were also women looking on from a distance; among them were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome.

Matt 27:56

56Among them were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

Mark 1:20

20Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.

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