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St. James the Great

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Biblical Character

The Resume

Why he might be annoying:

    He and John were nicknamed 'sons of thunder' for their tempers.
    He and John were rebuked by Jesus for asking if they could have places of honor at His right and left in Heaven.
    He and John wanted to call down fire from the heavens on the Samaritans when they refused to follow Jesus.
    His head is buried in Jerusalem, the rest of him in Spain.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He, John, and Peter seem to have formed a favored inner circle, as they were the only three Apostles present at some important moments in Jesus' life, including His transformation and His agony in Gethsemane.
    He was the first Apostle to be martyred, and the only one whose martyrdom was recorded in the New Testament (Acts 12:1-2).
    His shrine at Santiago de Compostela has been the most popular pilgrimage site outside of Rome or Jerusalem since the Middle Ages.

Credit: C. Fishel


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    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 3 Votes: 0% Annoying