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"Do A Little Favor For Your Cousins?"
by Wayne Blank
Who Was "the mother of the sons of Zebedee"?
From the record of Bible History:
"Standing by the cross of Jesus were His mother, and His mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene." (John 19:25 RSV)
"And going on from there He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father" (Matthew 4:21 RSV)
Salome's politically ambitious request of her nephew Jesus Christ that He give His cousins James and John a high position in the Kingdom of God was not granted (although the apostles are going to have high positions in the Kingdom of God, based on what they were, and what they did, not who they were, or who they knew i.e. Matthew 19:28), not merely because Jesus didn't make decisions that way, but because it was a matter that only God decides.
Fact Finder: Did Jesus Christ say and do only what The Father commanded Him?