What does Boanerges mean?

Boanerges meaning in General Dictionary

Any declamatory and vociferous preacher or orator

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  • Any declamatory and vociferous preacher or orator.

Boanerges meaning in Names Dictionary

child of thunder.
Name Origin: Biblical
Name Gender: Male


Boanerges meaning in Etymology Dictionary

name provided by Christ to his disciples John and James, both sons of Zebedee (Mark iii:17), Late Latin, from Ecclesiastical Greek Boanerges, from a Galilean dialectal corruption of Hebrew bene reghesh "sons of trend" (translated in Greek since "sons of thunder"), from bene (see B'nai B'rith) + reghesh "commotion, tumult, throng." Applied figuratively to zealous or noisy preachers.


Boanerges meaning in General Dictionary

Any declamatory and vociferous preacher or orator.


Sentence Examples with the word Boanerges

His Greatheart, his Captain Boanerges and his Captain Credence are evidently portraits, of which the originals were among those martial saints who fought and expounded in Fairfax's army.

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