Reference: James, Son Of
One of the twelve apostles, and brother of John the apostle. He was a fisherman, and was called to the apostleship while mending his nets. He at once forsook all and followed the Lord. Mt 4:21; 10:2; Mr 1:19,29; Lu 5:10; 6:14; Ac 1:13. James and his brother were named by the Lord BOANERGES, 'sons of thunder.' He with John asked if they should call down fire from heaven on the Samaritans. Lu 9:54.
Peter, James, and John were privileged by the Lord to attend Him on several occasions, as on the mount of transfiguration. Mt 17:1; Mr 5:37; 9:2; 13:3; 14:33; Lu 8:51; 9:28. The mother of James and John requested that her two sons might sit, the one on the right hand and the other on the left of the Lord in His kingdom. This raised the indignation of the other disciples; but the Lord taught them all a lesson of humility: He Himself had come to minister and to give His life a ransom for many. Mt 20:20. James was killed by Herod Agrippa I. about A.D. 43. Ac 12:2. The 'James' referred to in 1Co 15:7 may be this apostle.
Going on from there he saw two other brothers James, son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee repairing their nets. When he called them,
These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John;
Six days later, Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother John and led them up a high mountain by themselves.
Then the mother of Zebedee's sons came to Jesus with her sons. She bowed down in front of him to ask him for a favor.
Going on a little farther, he saw James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat repairing their nets.
After they left the synagogue, they went directly to the house of Simon and Andrew, along with James and John.
Jesus allowed no one to go further with him except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James.
Six days later, Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain to be alone with him. His appearance was changed in front of them,
As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives facing the Temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew were asking him privately,
He took Peter, James, and John along with him, and he began to feel distressed and troubled.
and so were James and John, Zebedee's sons and Simon's partners.
Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew,
When he arrived at the man's house, he allowed no one to go in with him except Peter, John, James, and the young girl's father and mother.
Now about eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John, and James with him and went up on a mountain to pray.
When his disciples James and John observed this rejection, they asked, "Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them?"
When they came into the city, these men went to the upstairs room where they had been staying: Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas the son of James.
He even had James, the brother of John, killed with a sword.