function printit(){ BibliographyBenson, Joseph. However, it is up to the individual to "prove all things, and hold fast to that which is good" (I Thessalonians 5:21). /* 1897-1910. Mk. (H. A. Nelson, D. D.), If we thunder in our preaching we must lighten in our lives. In this chapter, we have, I. Christ’s healing a man that had a withered hand, on the sabbath day, and the combination of his enemies against him for it ().II. Matthew Poole's Commentary. Thou art sent, not to rail, but to reveal holy trust in meekness of wisdom. that which was in harmony with the spiritual being of the Seer, and with the name which his Lord had thus given him. rest. This is the only passage in which the surname of James and John is mentioned, whereas that of Peter occurs frequently].— βοανεργὲς, Boanerges) “Without doubt Christ by this name alludes ( בני ריגשא) to the two Scribes, who, in the Sanhedrim, were wont to sit, one on the right hand, the other on the left of the high priest, of whom the former used to collect the votes of acquittal, the latter those of condemnation, and Christ applies this judicial custom of the Sanhedrim to His spiritual kingdom;” Mellant, Sac., p. 36, 37. Matthew nameth the apostles upon his relating the history of their mission, or sending out; Mark nameth them upon their election, or first choice. Lit.,he put upon them the name. https: Jesus, not in league with Satan or Beelzebub, but overmastering him, and taking possession of his goods, human souls. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. It was a very usual thing among the Jews to give surnames, which signified some particular quality or excellence, to their rabbins. BibliographyJ. See App-94.. sons of. "Commentary on Mark 3:17". 1879-90. No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for Mark 3:17. James did this, as it seems, to the https: https: The apostles had fiery tongues, but yet cloven. thunder. https: https: Boanerges, which is Sons of thunder (οανηργες ο εστιν υιοι βροντης — Boanērges ho estin huioi brontēs). ν γαλευουσα, διὰ τὸ μέγα καὶ διαπρύσιον ἠχῆσαι τῇ οἰκουμένῃ τῆς θεολογίας τὰ δόγματα, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. The deeds of John were seldom wrought upon his own responsibility; never, if we except the bringing of St. Peter into the palace of the high priest. "Commentary on Mark 3:17". Add to this the keenness and deliberation which so much of his story exhibits, which at the beginning rendered no hasty homage, but followed Jesus to examine and to learn, which saw the meaning of the orderly arrangement of the grave clothes in the empty tomb, which was the first to recognise the Lord upon the beach—and we have the very qualities required to supplement those of St. Peter without being discordant or uncongenial. St. Peter, when Jesus drew him aside, turned and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following, with the same gentle, silent, and sociable affection, which had so recently found him with the saddest and tenderest of all companions underneath the Cross. 1685. (Anon. All the apostles, indeed, were elders, which Peter saith of It is very characteristic that he shrank from entering the sepulchre until St. Peter, coming up behind, went in first, although it was John who thereupon ‘saw and believed.’ With like discernment he was the first to recognise Jesus beside the lake. But give me your judgment, courteous reader, what Rigsha The two brothers.—It is remarkable that St. James, he whom Christ bade to share His distinctive title with another, should not once be named as having acted or spoken by himself. himself, 1 Peter 5:1: but I ask, whether any of the twelve, besides this our apostle (his Germ. Possibly from their power as preachers. gives us here a momentary glimpse into the inner life of the Jesus-circle—Peter, whose new name did live, doubtless the voucher. (Tirinus). Mark 3:17 Boanerges. (17) Boanerges.—The word is an Aramaic compound (B’nè-regesh = sons of thunder). 1876. Why the name was given not known. "Commentary on Mark 3:17". had to the work he was to play in building the church of the Gentiles upon a rock. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. BibliographyVincent, Marvin R. DD. A.F.V Matthew and Luke both introduce Andrew between Peter and James. There is an interesting notice of the catalogues of the Apostles, and the questions arising out of them, in the Lectures of Bleek on the three Gospels, published since his death by Holzmann, Leipzig, 1862. Mark 3:17. It seems to have been intended as a title of honor, though not perpetuated like the surname Peter, this being the only instance of its occurrence; possibly because the inconvenience of a common surname, which would not have sufficiently designated which of them was intended, may have hindered it from ever growing into an appellation. The Biblical Illustrator. Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. Mark 3:17. Or to the president himself, St. Jerome, on Daniel 1, gives רעם בני (which he writes Benereem, softening the sound of the ע ain ) as the more likely reading, and Luther, supposing our Lord spoke in Hebrew, gives the proper Hebrew term above mentioned, which he writes Bnehargem. IV. It is possible that in the oral tradition sounds became confused, and perhaps two names were fused into one; but no satisfactory solution has been found. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. All rights reserved. the angels came, and he was affrighted.". https: Commentary on Mark 3:13-21 (Read Mark 3:13-21) Christ calls whom he will; for his grace is his own. Whether were James ‘And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James, and to them he gave another name, Boanerges, which is, Sons of Thunder.’. Mark 3:17. This would explain why both are given the name. With a fire like that of St. Peter, but no such power of initiative and of chieftainship, how natural it is that his appointed task was martyrdom! rules, and hardly by word of mouth, what sound Scheva hath among the Syrians.". "People's New Testament". Amplified® https: Peter, James, and John, were the only apostles to whom our Saviour gave particular names, a mark, perhaps, of his special affection for them. } else { 1859. The term Boanerges is neither Hebrew nor Syriac. They have already been introduced to us previously, along with Peter’s brother Andrew (Mark 1:16-20). "The Adam Clarke Commentary". There is a city which was in the tribe of Dan, mentioned in Joshua 19:45, which is called "Bene-berak, the sons of lightning"; and is spoken of in the JewishF24Haggada Shel Pesach. [1] How are the two vowels ο α to be got from the Hebrew? This, you know, is anything but flattering. Hiller, in the passage quoted from him, says, “The thunder-bolt (lightning) is the son of thunder, inasmuch as it accompanies the crashing sound which proceeds from the rent clouds.”. Powerful, fervid preachers are still thus termed. And he called James, &c. The words, he called, are no addition, as they only express the literal sense: they are included in what is said, ver. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. Respecting the preaching of the other brother we know nothing except this, that when Herod would gratify the Jewish hatred of the gospel, he singled out James as his first victim, which he would hardly have done unless this apostle also had been foremost in aggressive energy of speech. The Jews, as our learned countryman Mr. Broughton has observed F23, sometimes pronounce "Scheva" by on, as Noabyim", for "Nebyim"; so here, "Boanerges" for Benereges", or "Benerges". window.print() ; Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 12:13-17 The enemies of Christ would be thought desirous to know their duty, when really they hoped that which soever side he took of the question, they might find occasion to accuse him. the mouth of a very learned Maronite, that it could not be taught by any grammatical document.write('
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