St. James the Greater, Apostle, son of Zebedee, the elder brother of the Apostle John, and a fisherman on the Lake of Galilee. He was one of the first, together with Andrew, Peter and John, disciples called by Christ. He was present at the Transfiguration and at Agony in the Garden. After Crucifixion and Assumption of the Teacher he preached in Syria, later returned to Jerusalem, where he was beheaded by Herod Agrippa. (Acts 12:2)
See: Hieronymus Bosch St. James the Greater.
Carlo Crivelli. St. James of the Marche with Two Kneeling Donors.
Albrecht Dürer St. James the Apostle.
El Greco St. James the Greater.
Georges de La Tour. St. James the Greater.
Hans Memling The Virgin and Child between St. James and St. Dominic.
Nicolas Poussin. The Virgin of the Pillar Appearing to St. James the Greater, Landscape with St. James in Patmos, St. Peter and St. James Cure the Lame Man.
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365 Saints: Your Daily Guide to the Wisdom and Wonder of Their Lives by Woodeene Koenig-Brick (Author). Harper SanFrancisco, 1995.
Twelve Who Followed Jesus by Landrum P. Leavell. Broadman Press, 1975.
The Galilean Dialogues: On the Road With the Master and the Twelve by Joe F. Tarpley. Vantage Press, 1994.
Prophets & Apostles of the Last Dispensation by Lawrence R. Flake. Deseret Books, 2001.
Voices from Ancient Bethlehem: A Dialogue With Jesus and the Twelve Apostles by Scribe. Jodere Group, 2003.
Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur (Author). W Publishing Group, 2002.
The Twelve: The Lives of the Apostles After Calvary by Bernard Ruffin. Our Sunday Visitor, 1998.