Mark 3:17 And James, the son of Zebedee, and John, the brother of James, and he gave them the name Boanerges, which is Sons of Thunder. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, NT Gospels: Mark 3:17 James the son of Zebedee (Mar Mk Mr) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools. St. John also fulfilled the import of his name, as appears form his gospel, epistles, apocalypse, and the sufferings he underwent at Rome for the faith. New York. Rittangel. Saint James and Hispania That castle of noted fame which is called Masada in Josephus, Pliny, Solinus, when the mother of these desired a place for one of them on Christ's right hand, and for These are mentioned next, as being first called after Peter and Andrew: and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, the sons of thunder: either because of their loud and sonorous voice; or their warm zeal for Christ, and fervency in their ministry: or for their courage in opposing the enemies of Christ, and the power that went along with their words; which either put to confusion and silence, or issued in conviction and conversion. Copyright � Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. ‘And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and He surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The son of thunder.’ Mark 3:17. Βοανεργές = בְּנֵי רֶגֶש as pronounced by Galileans; in Syrian = sons of thunder; of tumult, in Hebrew. We will consider some things in Christianity that are adapted to give gentleness to the character. "Commentary on Mark 3:17". and others in Strabo is Moasada, very agreeable to this our sound: They shew BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. 16 And Simon he surnamed Peter. He was a fisherman by trade and worked with his father, Zebedee, and his brother John. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/mark-3.html. Although Mark mentions that the apostles were sent: out in pairs (Mark 6:7), he does not classify them here in pairs. "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". You don’t get a nickname like Sons of Thunder for no reason. BibliographyTrapp, John. A brother near or remote. fall from heaven upon that town of the Samaritans which refused to give Christ 54.) "Scofield Reference Notes on Mark 3:17". Isaiah 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. the voice of God (Exodus 9:23, Psalms 29:3. Calmet and others think that there is reason to believe that the Greek transcribers have not copied it exactly. Adam.) (Witham) --- He gave also the two sons of Zebedee the name of Boanerges, (Greek: Boanerges) from the Syriac, Benairegesch; or the Hebrew, Bene, sons, regesch, thunder, noise or tumult. has “He called them Beni-Ragshi,” and gives no explanation of the name. Boanerges] Syr. 1. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". I. "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". "Commentary on Mark 3:17". 1891. Sons of Thunder.  And he called James, &c. The words, he called, are no addition, as they only express the literal sense: they are included in what is said, ver. 1917. Wherefore let every Obadiah strive to be a servant of God; each Nathanael to be a gift of God; Onesimus, to be profitable; every Roger, quiet and peaceable; Robert, famous for counsel; and William, a help and defence to many … that they may be incited to imitate the virtues of those worthy persons who formerly have been owners and bearers of them. He also speaks of Christ as being regarded as a carpenter (Try. surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder: [Boanerges.] Names were given that they might be stirred up to verify the meaning and signification of them. Thou art sent, not to rail, but to reveal holy trust in meekness of wisdom. In fact, Jesus gave John and his brother James “the surname Boanerges, which means Sons of Thunder.” — Mark 3:17; Luke 9:49-56 . Hiller, in the passage quoted from him, says, “The thunder-bolt (lightning) is the son of thunder, inasmuch as it accompanies the crashing sound which proceeds from the rent clouds.”. But it is demanded, what that is. These two must be as the lions that supported Solomon’s throne. ‘And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James, and to them he gave another name, Boanerges, which is, Sons of Thunder.’. This, you know, is anything but flattering. Βοανηργές. only. Andrew, (from ανηρ anēr a man) and Philip (Philippos, fond of horses) are both Greek names. 17 And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder: Ver. But beneath all this the divine Teacher discerned the ardent, sincere, loving heart. There are two uses of the name of James (Ιαχωβος Iacōbos Jacob). very day pronounce Scheva by oa, as Noabhyim for Nebhyim.  How are the two vowels ο α to be got from the Hebrew? whereof one sat on the right hand, and the other on the left; one wrote the votes of those 1685. 243. Christianity, studied, believed, embraced, experienced, causes the soul to dwell habitually in the presence of sublimer objects than these, and under the influence of nobler contemplations. of Consent, in his Works, p. 620. , sometimes pronounce "Scheva" by on, as Noabyim", for "Nebyim"; so here, "Boanerges" for Benereges", or "Benerges". "Commentary on Mark 3:17". However, it was probably due to that fact that he was the older brother. 1905-1909. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a 'name'. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1857. Basil, fol. We must trust conjecture for the wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, to consume them? BibliographyBenson, Joseph. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. James and John were called the “Sons of Thunder.” James usually is mentioned before John as though he were the leader of the 2. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/mark-3.html. gives us here a momentary glimpse into the inner life of the Jesus-circle—Peter, whose new name did live, doubtless the voucher. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". BibliographyNicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. I am, exist. The, the definite article. of the name. 18 And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and Iames the sonne of Alpheus, and Thaddeus, and Simon the Canaanite, 19 And Iudas … Jerome and Pseudo-Jerome apply the name to Peter as well as to James and John, and the latter interprets it of their hearing the voice from heaven at the Transfiguration. Mark 3:17. Along with Peter, James and John formed the inner three (see above). (17) Boanerges.—The word is an Aramaic compound (B’nè-regesh = sons of thunder). and John called sons of thunder with respect had to their stout discoursing against Of Hebrew origin; Zebedaeus, an Israelite. Cemetery Visibility: Public Private. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tfg/mark-3.html. We may see in the name thus given a witness to the fiery zeal of the sons of Zebedee, seen, e.g., in their wish to call down fire from heaven on the Samaritans (Luke 9:54), and John’s desire to stop the work of one who cast out devils (Luke 9:49), or the prayer of the two brothers that they might sit on their Lord’s right hand and on His left in His kingdom (Matthew 20:21). Is it possible to retain anger when you stand at a window, watching the coming up of a storm; or at the foot of cliffs, that lift themselves ruggedly up to the sky; or on the shore of the ocean, stretching away beyond the utmost reach of vision, endlessly rolling in its waves, and ceaselessly lifting up its voice! Perhaps, however, if we had heard him preach, we should have discerned in a moment the fitness of the name. Most of the best texts read ὀνόματα , names, instead of name. the mouth of a very learned Maronite, that it could not be taught by any grammatical entertainment, Luke 9:54, they seem to act according to the sense of this surname. Mark 3:17. and James, the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James (to them He gave the name Boanerges, which means, "Sons of Thunder"); To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James, and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, the sons of thunder, John Lightfoot's Commentary on the Gospels, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, and them he surnamed Boanerges, which is, Sons of thunder, And them he surnamed Boanerges, which is, Sons of thunder, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/srn/mark-3.html. ‘Boanerges’, which Mark interprets as ‘sons of thunder’ is a transliteration from the Aramaic or Hebrew as evident from ‘Boan(e)’, presumably a corruption of Bene for ‘sons’, possibly to render the pronunciation of a dialect. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/mark-3.html. This Hebrew nickname is given only by Mark and the reason for it is not clear. "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". Aramaic. According to Mark, James and John were called Boanerges, or the "Sons of Thunder" . w00 5/1 pp. called him Peter, and he calls himself so. Some think Boanerges may = ‘the twins.’. It does not seem to have stuck to the two disciples, therefore neglected by the other evangelists. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. And note), why is only one name given? But he alone throws Peter and James and John, the three who shared the Lord's particular intimacy, into one group. the Jews, we neither dare to say, nor can we deny it. "Commentary on Mark 3:17". Go to. denote the sound as of a mighty rushing wind, Acts 2:2: but let the reader judge. 3:16 He surnamed them sons of thunder - Both with respect to the warmth and impetuosity of their spirit, their fervent manner of preaching, and the power of their word. In what sense this name was applicable to the character or teaching of these two brethren is not certain, particularly in the case of St. John, the apostle of gentleness and love. Renewal 1960. 1999. Why this title was bestowed on James and John we are not told. See several instances in Schoettgen. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/mark-3.html. Mark 3:17. Evil temper, the desire for revenge, the spirit of criticism, were all in the beloved disciple. Some think that the reason why our Lord gave this appellative to the sons of Zebedee was, their desire to bring fire down from heaven, i.e. 1863-1878. name upon them, when these two brethren, above all the other disciples, would have fire Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural. Mark 3:17. Jeremiah 23:29 Is not my word like as a fire? BibliographyAbbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. Hence we find, in the Acts, Peter and John are the chief speakers and actors in the defence and propagation of the gospel; and the zeal of James and Peter seems to be the reason why the one was slain by Herod, and the other imprisoned in order to the like execution.” Doubtless our Lord, in giving them this name, had respect to three things: the warmth and impetuosity of their spirits, their fervent manner of preaching, and the power of their word. Bartholomew, son of Tolmai, is the Nathanael of John‘s Gospel (John 21:2). 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