Zebedee

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From the Ancient Greek form of Zebadiah.

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Zebedee

  1. The father of the Apostles James and John. (biblical character)
    • 1611, Bible (KJV), Matthew 4:21:
      And going from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.
  2. (rare) A male given name of biblical origin.

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