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    James in Easton's Bible Dictionary (1.) The son of Zebedee and Salome; an elder brother of John the apostle. He was one of the twelve. He was by trade a fisherman, in partnership with Peter (Matt. 20:20; 27:56). With John and Peter he was present at the transfiguration (Matt. 17:1; Mark 9:2), at the raising of Jairus's daughter (Mark 5:37-43), and in the garden with our Lord (14:33). Because, probably, of their boldness and energy, he and John were called Boanerges, i.e., "sons of thunder." He was the first martyr among the apostles, having been beheaded by King Herod Agrippa (Acts 12:1, 2), A.D. 44. (Comp. Matt. 4:21; 20:20-23). (2.) The son of Alphaeus, or Cleopas, "the brother" or near kinsman or cousin of our Lord (Gal. 1:18, 19), called James "the Less," or "the Little," probably because he was of low stature. He is mentioned along with the other apostles (Matt. 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15). He had a separate interview with our Lord after his resurrection (1 Cor. 15:7), and is mentioned as one of the apostles of the circumcision (Acts 1:13). He appears to have occupied the position of head of the Church at Jerusalem, where he presided at the council held to consider the case of the Gentiles (Acts 12:17; 15:13-29: 21:18-24). This James was the author of the epistle which bears his name.

    James in Hitchcock's Bible Names same as Jacob

    James in Naves Topical Bible -1. An apostle. Son of Zebedee and Salome Mt 4:21; 27:56; Mr 15:40; 16:1 Brother of John and a fisherman Lu 5:10 Called to be an apostle Mt 4:21,22; 10:2; Mr 1:19,20; Lu 6:14; Ac 1:13 Surnamed Boanerges by Jesus Mr 3:17 -(An intimate companion of Jesus, and present with him) At the great catch of fish Lu 5:10 At the healing of Peter's mother-in-law Mr 1:29 At the raising of the daughter of Jairus Mr 5:37; Lu 8:51 At the transfiguration of Jesus Mt 17:1; Mr 9:2; Lu 9:28 In Gethsemane Mt 26:37; Mr 14:33 Asks Jesus concerning his second coming Mr 13:3 Bigotry of Lu 9:54 Civil ambitions of Mt 20:20-23; Mr 10:35-41 Present at Lake Tiberias when Jesus revealed himself to the disciples after his resurrection Joh 21:2; 1Co 15:7 Martyred Ac 12:2 -2. An apostle Son of Alphaeus Mt 10:3; Mr 3:18; Lu 6:15; Ac 1:13; 12:17 Brother of Jesus Mt 13:55; 27:56; Mr 6:3; Lu 24:10; Ga 1:19; 2:9,12 The brother of Judas Lu 6:16; Jude 1:1 The brother of Joses Mr 15:40 Witness of Christ's resurrection 1Co 15:7 Addresses the gathering at Jerusalem in favor of liberty for the Gentile converts Ac 15:13-21 Disciples sent by, to Antioch Ga 2:12 Hears of the success attending Paul's ministry Ac 21:18,19 Epistle of Jas 1:1 -3. Brother of Jesus Mt 13:55; Mr 6:3; Ga 1:19

    James in Smiths Bible Dictionary (the Greek form of Jacob, supplanter). 1. James the son of Zebedee, one of the twelve apostles. He was elder brother of the evangelist John. His mother's name was Salome. We first hear of him in A.D. 27, Mr 1:20 when at the call of the Master he left all, and became, one and forever, his disciple, in the spring of 28. Mt 10:2; Mr 3:14; Lu 6:13; Ac 1:13 It would seem to have been at the time of the appointment of the twelve apostles that the name of Boanerges was given to the sons of Zebedee. The "sons of thunder" had a burning and impetuous spirit, which twice exhibits itself. Mr 10:37; Lu 9:54 On the night before the crucifixion James was present at the agony in the garden. On the day of the ascension he is mentioned as persevering with the rest of the apostles and disciples, in prayer. Ac 1:13 Shortly before the day of the Passover, in the year 44, he was put to death by Herod Agrippa I. Ac 12:1,2 2. James the son of Alpheus, one of the twelve apostles. Mt 10:3 Whether or not this James is to be identified with James the Less, the son of Alphaeus, the brother of our Lord, is one of the most difficult questions in the gospel history. By comparing Mt 27:56 and Mark 15:40 with John 19:25 we find that the Virgin Mary had a sister named, like herself, Mary, who was the wife of Clopas or Alpheus (varieties of the same name), and who had two sons, James the Less and Joses. By referring to Mt 13:55 and Mark 6:3 we find that a James the Less and Joses, with two other brethren called Jude and Simon, and at least three sisters, were sisters with the Virgin Mary at Nazareth by referring to Lu 6:16 and Acts 1:13 we find that there were two brethren named James and Jude among the apostles. It would certainly be natural to think that we had here but one family of four brothers and three or more sisters, the children of Clopas and Mary, nephews and nieces of the Virgin Mary. There are difficulties however, in the way of this conclusion into which we cannot here enter; but in reply to the objection that the four brethren in Mt 13:55 are described as the brothers of Jesus, not as his cousins, it must be recollected that adelphoi, which is here translated "brethren," may also signify cousins.

    James in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE jamz (Iacobos): English form of Jacob, and the name of 3 New Testament men of note: (1) The Son of Zebedee, one of the Twelve Apostles (ho tou Zebedaiou): A) The Son of Zebedee: I. In the New Testament. 1. Family Relations, etc.: To the Synoptists alone are we indebted for any account of this James. He was the son of Zebedee and the brother of John (Mt 4:21; Mk 1:19; Lk 5:10). As the Synoptists generally place the name of James before that of John, and allude to the latter as "the brother of James," it is inferred that James was the elder of the two brothers. His mother's name was probably Salome, the sister of the mother of Jesus (compare Mt 27:56; Mk 15:40; Jn 19:25), but this is disputed by some (compare BRETHREN OF THE LORD). James was a fisherman by trade, and worked along with his father and brother (Mt 4:21). According to Lk, these were partners with Simon (5:10), and this is also implied in Mk (1:19). As they owned several boats and employed hired servants (Lk 5:11; Mk 1:20), the establishment they possessed must have been considerable...

    James Scripture - Jude 1:1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, [and] called:

    James Scripture - Luke 6:16 And Judas [the brother] of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor.

    James Scripture - Matthew 27:56 Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children.

    James the Less in Wikipedia James the Less is a figure of early Christianity.[1] He might have been a person separate from James the Great and James the Just. In the New Testament, James appears only in connection with his mother "Mary" in Mark 15:40 , Mark 16:1 , Matthew 27:56 . In Mark 15:40 and Matthew 27:56 he is accompanied by a brother called Joses or Joseph...

    James, son of Alphaeus in Wikipedia Saint James, son of Alphaeus (Ἰάκωβος, Jacobos in Greek) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ. He is often identified with James the Less and commonly known by that name in church tradition.[2] James, the son of Alphaeus, is rarely mentioned in the New Testament, but he is sometimes identified with James the Just, an important leader in the New Testament church. He is clearly distinguished from James, son of Zebedee, another one of the Twelve Apostles...

    James, son of Zebedee in Wikipedia James, son of Zebedee (died 44) or Yaakov Ben-Zebdi/Bar-Zebdi, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. He was a son of Zebedee and Salome, and brother of John the Apostle. He is also called James the Greater to distinguish him from James, son of Alphaeus, who is also known as James the Less. James is described as one of the first disciples to join Jesus. The Synoptic Gospels state that James and John were with their father by the seashore when Jesus called them to follow him.[Matt. 4:21-22 ] [Mk. 1:19-20 ] According to the Gospel of Mark, James and John were called Boanerges, or the "Sons of Thunder" and also the "Saintly Brothers of Martyrdom".[Mark 3:17 ] James was one of only three apostles whom Jesus selected to bear witness to his Transfiguration.[1] The Acts of the Apostles records that Agrippa I had James executed by sword.[Acts 12:1-2 ]...