The sons of Zebedee (or fire on the earth).

Matthew 20.20-24 = Mark 10.35-41 = Luke 12.49-50.

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§ Acts 12.2:

Ανειλεν δε [Ηρωδης] Ιακωβον τον αδελφον Ιωαννου μαχαιρη.

And [Herod] did away with James the brother of John with the sword.

§ From the History of the Church according to Philip of Side, codex Baroccianus 142, concerning Papias:

Παπιας εν τω δευτερω λογω λεγει οτι Ιωαννης ο θεολογος και Ιακωβος ο αδελφος αυτου υπο Ιουδαιων ανηρεθησαν.

Papias in the second volume says that John the theologian and James his brother were done away with by Jews.

§ Thomas 10:

ΠΕϪΕ Ι̅C̅ ϪΕ ΑΕΙΝΟΥϪΕ Ν̅ΟΥΚΩϨ̅Τ ΕϪΝ̅ΠΚΟCΜΟC ΑΥΩ ΕΙCϨΗΗΤΕ ϮΑΡΕϨ ΕΡΟϤ ϢΑΝΤΕϤϪΕΡΟ.

Jesus said: I have cast fire upon the world, and behold, I am watching over it until it blazes.

Thomas 16:

ΠΕϪΕ Ι̅C̅ ϪΕ ΤΑΧΑ ΕΥΜΕΕΥΕ Ν̅ϬΙ Ρ̅ΡΩΜΕ ϪΕ Ν̅ΤΑΕΙΕΙ ΕΝΟΥϪΕ Ν̅ΟΥΕΙΡΗΝΗ ΕϪΜ̅ ΠΚΟCΜΟC ΑΥΩ CΕCΟΟΥΝ ΑΝ ϪΕ Ν̅ΤΑΕΙΕΙ ΑΝΟΥϪΕ Ν̅ϨΝ̅ΠΩΡϪ ΕϪΝ̅ ΠΚΑϨ ΟΥΚΩϨΤ ΟΥCΗϤΕ ΟΥΠΟΛΕΜΟC ΟΥΝ̅ ϮΟΥ ΓΑΡ ΝΑϢΩΠΕ ϨΝ̅ ΟΥΗΕΙ ΟΥΝ̅ ϢΟΜΤ ΝΑϢΩΠΕ ΕϪΝ̅CΝΑΥ ΑΥΩ CΝΑΥ ΕϪΝ̅ ϢΟΜΤ ΠΕΙΩΤ ΕϪΜ̅ ΠϢΗΡΕ ΑΥΩ ΠϢΗΡΕ ΕϪΜ̅ ΠΕΙΩΤ ΑΥΩ CΕΝΑΩϨΕ ΕΡΑΤΟΥ ΕΥΟ Μ̅ΜΟΝΑΧΟC.

Jesus said: Men think perhaps that I have come to cast peace upon the world. They do not know that I have come to cast divisions upon the earth, fire, sword, and war. For there will be five in a house; three will be against two, and two against three, the father against the son, and the son against the father. And they will stand alone.

§ Origen, On Jeremiah, Latin homily 20.3, giving an agraphon:

Qui iuxta me est iuxta ignem est. qui longe est a me longe est a regno.

He that is near me is near the fire. He that is far from me is far from the kingdom.

Confer Didymus, commentary on Psalm 88.8:

Διο φησιν ο σωτηρ· Ο εγγυς μου, εγγυς του πυρος· ο δε μακραν απ εμου, μακραν απο της βασιλειας.

On this account the savior says: He that is near me is near the fire. But he that is far from me is far from the kingdom.

§ Martyrdom of Polycarp 14.2a:

Ευλογω σε οτι κατηξιωσας με της ημερας και ωρας ταυτης, του λαβειν μερος εν αριθμω των μαρτυρων εν τω ποτηριω του Χριστου, εις αναστασιν ζωης αιωνιου, ψυχης τε και σωματος, εν αφθαρσια πνευματος αγιου.

I bless you that you have granted me this day and hour, to receive a portion in the number of the martyrs in the cup of Christ, unto the resurrection of eternal life, both of soul and of body, in the incorruptibility of the holy spirit.

§ Hippolytus, Refutation of all Heresies 5.8.11-12, writing of the Naassenes:

Τουτο, φησιν, εστι το ειρημενον υπο του σωτερος· Εαν μη πινητε μου το αιμα και φαγητε μου την σαρκα, ου μη εισελθητε εις την βασιλειαν των ουρανων· αλλα καν πιητε, φησι, το ποτηριον ο εγω πινω, οπου εγω υπαγω, εκει υμεις εισελθειν ου δυνασθε. ηδει γαρ, φησιν, εξ οποιας φυσεως εκαστος των μαθητων αυτου εστι, και οτι εκαστον αυτων εις την ιδιαν φυσιν ελθειν αναγκη· απο γαρ των δωδεκα, φησι, φυλων μαθητας εξελεξατο δωδεκα και δι αυτων ελαλησε παση φυλη.

This, he says, is what has been spoken by the savior: If you do not drink my blood and eat my flesh, you will not go into the kingdom of the heavens. But even if you drink, he says, the cup which I drink, whither I go, you cannot go into there. For he knew, he says, of what sort of nature each of his disciples was, and that it was necessary that each of them should come unto his own nature. For it was from the twelve tribes, he says, that he elected twelve disciples and spoke through them to each tribe.