(sons of thunder). A name given to James and John, the sons of
Zebedee, because they wanted to call down “fire from heaven” to consume
the Samaritans for not “receiving” the Lord Jesus. (Luke ix. 54; see
Mark iii. 17.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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