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Saints James and John, the sons of Zebedee, were the original Sons of Thunder. In fact, the good Lord Jesus himself gave them this nickname:
13 Then he went up on to the mountain-side, and called to him those whom it pleased him to call; so these came to him, 14 and he appointed twelve to be his companions, and to go out preaching at his command, 15 with power to cure diseases and to cast out devils. 16 To Simon he gave the fresh name of Peter; 17 to James the son of Zebedee and his brother John, he gave the fresh name of Boanerges, that is, Sons of thunder. 18 The others were Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananean; 19 and Judas Iscariot, the traitor.
Knox Translation Copyright © 2013 Westminster Diocese
This nickname was most likely the result of their fiery temper.
51 And now the time was drawing near for his taking away from the earth, and he turned his eyes steadfastly towards the way that led to Jerusalem. 52 And he sent messengers before him, who came into a Samaritan village, to make all in readiness. 53 But the Samaritans refused to receive him, because his journey was in the direction of Jerusalem. 54 When they found this, two of his disciples, James and John, asked him, Lord, wouldst thou have us bid fire come down from heaven, and consume them? 55 But he turned and rebuked them, You do not understand, he said, what spirit it is you share. 56 The Son of Man has come to save men’s lives, not to destroy them. And so they passed on to another village.
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