James the son of Zebedee

Brother of John and one of Jesus' first disciples.

The nets

Jesus called James & John while
they mended their nets

James and his brother John were the sons of Zebedee.  They were Galilean fishermen.  While they were mending their nets, Jesus called them to follow him.  James, along with Peter and John, was one of the disciples closest to Jesus.  He was present at the Transfiguration, asked for a special place in Jesus' kingdom, and accompanied Jesus in Gethsemane.

Mark 1:19-20 - Call of James
Mark 9:2-8 - Transfiguration
Mark 10:35-45 - Requests favored position
Mark 14:33 - Gethsemane

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