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Name Meaning and Biblical Context of James

Name James     (Add to Favourite List?)
Gender Male
Meaning Supplanter, to follow.
Biblical context The Biblical baby name James is the Greek version of the Hebrew name Jacob and it's meaning is supplanter, or one who follows.

James is pronounced jay-mes.

James is the name of three men in the Bible.

James the Greater (the Elder) was one of the twelve apostles. He was a son of Zebedee and Salome, and brother of the apostle John. He was a fisherman by occupation. James the greater was a witness to the transfiguration of Jesus, the raising of Jairus' daughter and the agony of Christ. James was martyred by Herod Agrippa.

James the Less was the son of Alphaeus. He was one of the twelve apostles. He saw Jesus after the resurrection. James the Less authored the epistle bearing his name.

James is also the name of one of the half-brothers of Jesus.

Biblical reference for baby name James:
Matthew 4:21; 10:2, 3; 13:55; 17:1; 27:56; Mark 1:19, 29; 3:17, 18; 5:37; 6:3; 9:2; 10:35, 41; 13:3; 14:33; 15:40; 16:1; Luke 5:10; 6:14-16; 8:51; 9:28, 54; 24:20; Acts 1:13; 12:2, 17; 15:13; 21:18; 1 Corinthians 15:7; Galatians 1:19; 2:9, 12; James 1:1; Jude 1:1
Strong's Bible concordance G2385

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