James, Son of Zebedee

Matthew 4:21
And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.

James, one of the 12 disciples of Jesus, was also a fisherman like Andrew and Peter. He had a rough temperament and history tells us that fishermen were of the lower class of people in that day. He and his brother, John were called “sons of thunder”. He also left his occupation immediately and followed Jesus.

He became one of the disciples that was closest to Jesus and was present at some of the miracles that many of the other disciples did not see.

He preached boldly and was outspoken and was beheaded by Herod. James was the first of the 12 to be martyred.

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