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a Galilean fisherman, the husband of Salome, and the father of James and John, two of our Lord's disciples (Matthew 4:21; 27:56; Mark 15:40)

He seems to have been a man of some position in Capernaum, for he had two boats (Luke 5:4) and “hired servants” (Mark 1:20) of his own.

No mention is made of him after the call of his two sons by Jesus.