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Boanerges

[boh-uh-nur-jeez] /ˌboʊ əˈnɜr dʒiz/
noun
1.
a surname given by Jesus to James and John. Mark 3:17.
2.
(used with a singular verb) a vociferous preacher or orator.
Origin
< Late Latin < Greek BoanergésHebrew bənē reghesh sons of thunder
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British Dictionary definitions for Boanerges

Boanerges

/ˌbəʊəˈnɜːdʒiːz/
noun
1.
(New Testament) a nickname applied by Jesus to James and John in Mark 3:17
2.
a fiery preacher, esp one with a powerful voice
Word Origin
C17: from Hebrew benē reghesh sons of thunder
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Word Origin and History for Boanerges

name given by Christ to John and James, the two sons of Zebedee (Mark iii:17), from Galilean dialectal corruption of Hebrew bene reghesh "sons of rage" (interpreted in Greek as "sons of thunder"), from bene (see B'nai B'rith) + reghesh "commotion, tumult, throng." Applied figuratively to zealous or loud preachers.

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Boanerges in the Bible

sons of thunder, a surname given by our Lord to James and John (Mark 3:17) on account of their fervid and impetuous temper (Luke 9:54).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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