James. Son of Zebedee

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Lesson 1: The James’ of the Gospels
The name “James” appears frequently in gospel narratives. There are three separate James’ mentioned amidst the early church in Jerusalem: James, the Son of Zebedee; James the Less; and James the righteous. Correct interpretation of which James is being mentioned when discerning Scripture is imperative.
James, the Son of Zebedee James was the son of righteous parents, Zebedee and Salome, who lived on the shore of Galilee, consecrating their industry with piety and educating their children through honest toll manly virtue. James’ entire family was involved in the ministry of Jesus. Zebedee, father of James and John, was a well-known businessman and possibly a financial contributor to Jesus’ ministry. Salome, the wife of Zebedee, was an active follower of Christ. James and John, the sons of Zebedee, became two of the three “inner apostles” and were counted within the called twelve apostles. James' father was Zebedee, whom some presume resided “in Bethsaida or Capernaum.” Peterson states, “Zebedee and his two sons operated a thriving fishing business on the Sea of Galilee in partnership with another set of renowned brothers, Andrew and Phillip (Luke 5:7-10).” It is surmised that Zebedee was a “man of influence” because “he marketed some of his choice produce among the elite in Jerusalem (John 18: 16).” Additionally, we find in Mark 1:19-20 that the sons left their father “with the hired servants”
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