Zebedee

Concise Bible Dictionary:

Father of James and John, two of the apostles of the Lord, but only mentioned as such. Zebedee was probably the husband of Salome. Compare Matthew 27:5656Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children. (Matthew 27:56) with Mark 15:4040There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome; (Mark 15:40) (Matt. 4:2121And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. (Matthew 4:21); Matt. 10:22Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; (Matthew 10:2); Mark 1:19-2019And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets. 20And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him. (Mark 1:19‑20); Luke 5:1010And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. (Luke 5:10); John 21:22There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples. (John 21:2); etc.).

Strong’s Dictionary of Greek Words:

Greek:
Ζεβεδαῖος
Transliteration:
Zebedaios
Phonic:
dzeb-ed-ah’-yos
Meaning:
of Hebrew origin (compare 2067); Zebedaeus, an Israelite
KJV Usage:
Zebedee

Jackson’s Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names:

Greek for Zebadiah

Potts’ Bible Proper Names:

Gift of God; dowry; abundant portion:―father of James and John [ZEBADIAH], Matt. 4:21. {Donum Dei}