ZEBEDEE (Σεβεδαϊος; apparently from the Hebrew = "the gift of Yhwh"):

Father of the apostles James and John, and husband of Salome; a native of Galilee and a fisherman by calling (Matt. iv. 21, xxvii. 56; Mark xv. 40). It seems from the mention of his boat and hired servants (ib. i. 20) that Zebedee was a man of some means, although he had to work himself.

J. M. Sel.
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