Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • In the New Testament, a fisherman whose sons James and John became disciples of Jesus.

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  • proper n. The father of the Apostles James and John.
  • proper n. A male given name of biblical origin; rarely used.

Etymologies

From the Ancient Greek form of Zebadiah (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Captain also described to Zebedee the appearance of the coast; and, in short, Zebedee contrived to get all the information about the place the Captain could give him, without letting it appear that he had any other motive in asking questions than mere curiosity.

    The Last of the Huggermuggers

  • If Indiana Jones had been into truffle hunting and had been a woman, then he would have been called Melissa Waddingham and would have lived in Horsham, West Sussex, with an excitable Labrador called Zebedee.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Christ; no doubt, their father Zebedee was a believer, but the call to follow Christ fastened on the young ones.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • You may not know it but the Magic Roundabout was originally a French political satire with each character representing a figure in French politics so I like to compare myself with the eccentric bouncing character called Zebedee who is is a Boingy thing originally described as a jack-in-the-box.

    Guy Fawkes' blog

  • "Zebedee," began Captain Daniels, "I must say I can't see anything to laugh at."

    Keziah Coffin

  • See Blog by me 'Zebedee' on this site entitled Lack of Action.

    IrishHealth.com

  • Zebedee shows up and plants a bomb on the pyro and tells Jack and Kristen to go away, the police are coming.

    Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » Sandman’s Review Forum

  • Scott Olson/Getty Images Zebedee Anderson, left, and family members fished while standing on a flooded section of the Bill Ramsey Memorial Highway Tuesday near Vicksburg.

    Flood Fishing

  • It was at the Sussex track that he came closest to breaking his duck, cruising into the final furlong as if about to win easily, only to be outpaced close home by Zebedee.

    John Best sends Stone Of Folca on trail of Nunthorpe victory at York

  • That being the case, I would invite the curious to read Jesus treatment of the mother of Zebedee in Matthew 20: 20-28.

    Can you love God and feminism? - Feministing

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