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James and his brother John sons of the fisherman, Zebedee, [Dr. C. David Jones, “12 Ordinary Men” TBN (3/31/10)] who were engaged in a fishing business with Peter and Andrew. [Dr. John MacArthur, “12 Ordinary Men” TBN (3/31/10)] Historical evidence suggests that James traveled to Spain to preach the gospel to Jews living in that area. When he returned to Jerusalem, Herod Agrippa (the grandson of Herod the Great, the Roman ruler of Jerusalem) had James arrested for spreading a dangerous message, namely, that Jesus was the king of kings, not Caesar. James was the first apostle to die as a martyr when he was beheaded as a traitor to Rome. Dr. Paul Maier, “12 Ordinary Men” TBN (3/31/10)]

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