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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  James 
  n  1:  1842-1910  [syn:  {James},  {William  James}] 
  2:  1843-1916  [syn:  {James},  {Henry  James}] 
  3:  disciple  of  Jesus;  brother  of  John;  author  of  The  Epistle  of 
  James  in  the  New  Testament  [syn:  {James},  {Saint  James},  {St 
  James},  {Saint  James  the  Apostle}] 
  4:  a  river  that  rises  in  North  Dakota  and  flows  southward 
  across  South  Dakota  to  the  Missouri  [syn:  {James},  {James 
  River}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  James 
  (1.)  The  son  of  Zebedee  and  Salome;  an  elder  brother  of  John  the 
  apostle.  He  was  one  of  the  twelve.  He  was  by  trade  a  fisherman, 
  in  partnership  with  Peter  (Matt.  20:20;  27:56).  With  John  and 
  Peter  he  was  present  at  the  transfiguration  (Matt.  17:1;  Mark 
  9:2),  at  the  raising  of  Jairus's  daughter  (Mark  5:37-43),  and  in 
  the  garden  with  our  Lord  (14:33).  Because  probably,  of  their 
  boldness  and  energy,  he  and  John  were  called  Boanerges,  i.e., 
  "sons  of  thunder."  He  was  the  first  martyr  among  the  apostles, 
  having  been  beheaded  by  King  Herod  Agrippa  (Acts  12:1,  2),  A.D. 
  44.  (Comp.  Matt.  4:21;  20:20-23). 
 
  (2.)  The  son  of  Alphaeus,  or  Cleopas,  "the  brother"  or  near 
  kinsman  or  cousin  of  our  Lord  (Gal.  1:18,  19),  called  James  "the 
  Less,"  or  "the  Little,"  probably  because  he  was  of  low  stature. 
  He  is  mentioned  along  with  the  other  apostles  (Matt.  10:3;  Mark 
  3:18;  Luke  6:15).  He  had  a  separate  interview  with  our  Lord 
  after  his  resurrection  (1  Cor.  15:7),  and  is  mentioned  as  one  of 
  the  apostles  of  the  circumcision  (Acts  1:13).  He  appears  to  have 
  occupied  the  position  of  head  of  the  Church  at  Jerusalem,  where 
  he  presided  at  the  council  held  to  consider  the  case  of  the 
  Gentiles  (Acts  12:17;  15:13-29:  21:18-24).  This  James  was  the 
  author  of  the  epistle  which  bears  his  name 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  James,  same  as  Jacob 
 




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