Origin of Boanerges
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A dog-cart by Adams and a thoroughbred like Boanerges were, after all, worth a glance at.Barrington
Charles James Lever
Miss Corelli tells hers with the voice and manner of a Boanerges.My Contemporaries In Fiction
David Christie Murray
But I rather prefer, myself, the Boanerges, the two sons of Zebedee.Back Home
He is now a Boanerges—a son of thunder—and he begins with Jove.
Boanerges, not Balzac, now occupies the pasteboard pulpit of fiction.Unicorns
Word Origin 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.