Origin of Boanerges
Examples from the Web for boanerges
Miss Corelli tells hers with the voice and manner of a Boanerges.My Contemporaries In Fiction|David Christie Murray
Then Captain Boanerges, for that they were men of courage, listed them into his company, and so away they went to the war.The Holy War made by Shaddai upon Diabolus|John Bunyan
Boanerges, not Balzac, now occupies the pasteboard pulpit of fiction.Unicorns|James Huneker
This same prominence may have contributed partly to the title “Boanerges” or “sons of thunder” which, according to Mark iii.
He is no Boanerges of the Temple; but he is a giant as regards a firm grasp of doctrinal truth.Western Worthies|J. Stephen Jeans
British Dictionary definitions for boanerges
Word Origin for Boanerges
Word Origin and History 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.