Boanerges

Boanerges

[boh-uh-nur-jeez]
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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Boanerges (ˌbəʊəˈnɜːdʒiːz)
 
n
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
 
[C17: from Hebrew benē reghesh sons of thunder]

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Boanerges
name given by Christ to John and James, the two sons of Zebedee (Mark iii.17), from Galilean dialectal corruption of Heb. bene reghesh "sons of rage" (interpreted in Gk. 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 definition


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).

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