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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Boanergs (sons of thunder).
 
A name given to James and John, the sons of Zeb’edee, because they wanted to call down “fire from heaven” to consume the Samaritans for not “receiving” the Lord Jesus. (Luke ix. 54; see Mark iii. 17.)   1
 


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