Many know the fact that the Apostle John was present at the crucifixion and that one of the Lord's last words on the Cross were ones giving the Virgin Mary to the Apostle John:
Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home. --John 19:26-27Even more strange, is the fact that when Jesus gave the Virgin mother to John--the other gospel accounts tell us John's own mother was present when that happened:
Among them were Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee--Matthew 27:56
James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John--Matthew 10:2The mother of John and James wanted her sons to be seated next to Christ in the Kingdom, though Jesus seemed to rebuke that request, Matthew 19:28 tells us the Apostles will be seated on thrones along side Christ judging the 12 tribes. The Apostle John would go on to write 5 books of the New Testament: John's gospel, 1-3 Epistles of John, and the Book of Revelation. James, however, would be martyred in Acts 12 and would never write Scripture. Jesus nicknamed the brothers the "sons of thunder"