Z is for Zebedee’s family

My posts for the A to Z Challenge this year are all about the Easter Story, recorded in 4 books of the New Testament: the Gospels. Image in sidebar links to Theme Reveal post.

Image in sidebar or below post links to Theme reveal

Three members of Zebedee’s family are mentioned in the Easter story. One of them wrote a Gospel, telling the story as an eye-witness. (Letter G)

When Jesus chose his first twelve disciples four of them were fishermen. Matthew 4:18-22 There were two brothers, Andrew and Simon. Simon was later named Peter by Jesus (Letter P). The other two fishermen were brothers named James and John, the sons of Zebedee. John wrote the gospel with his name and two letters, which appear in the New Testament. There is some argument among scholars about whether he also wrote the final book in the Bible, the Revelation of St John the Divine. John was Jesus’ closest friend among his disciples. While Jesus was dying on the cross (Letter C and Letter D) he commended his mother to John’s care and John to his mother’s. John 19:25-27

The third person from Zebedee’s family, who played a part in the Easter story was Salome, the mother of James and John. She was one of the women, who went to the tomb on Resurrection Sunday to finish preparing the body for burial. (Letter A , Letter M and Letter R)

My Theme Reveal contains links to the Easter story in the New Testament.

12 thoughts on “Z is for Zebedee’s family

  1. Congratulations on completing your A to Z Challenge! Your posts have provided a nice complement to the Lent and Easter seasons.

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  2. Good to know some thing new. Will know more about Bible through such chance reading. Thank you.

    Congratulations for successful A to Z Blogging.

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  3. Thank you for putting all these names in a frame. We hear them in readings in church and when we read the Bible for ourselves but we don’t put them together.

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