- Boanerges, "sons of thunder".
- Βοανηργές, indecl. (on the derivation, see Dalman, Gr., 144; Words, 42; Swete, Mk., l.with; DCG, i, 216),
1) a nickname given to James and John, the sons of Zebedee, by the Lord. The name seems to denote fiery and destructive zeal that may be likened to a thunder storm.Literal: Boanerges = "sons of thunder"