American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Barnabas, Saint. Originally Joses or Joseph the Levite. fl. first century A.D. Christian convert and missionary with Saint Paul to Cyprus and Asia Minor.
- From Ancient Greek Βαρναβᾶς (Barnabas), from the Hebrew בּר (bar, "son") and נביא (naví, "prophet"). (Wiktionary)
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“There was a Levite, a native of Cyprus, Joseph, to whom the apostles gave the name Barnabas (which means "son of encouragement").”
“And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker.”
“And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercu'ri-us, because he was the chief speaker.”
“They thought Paul was the Greek god Hermes because he did most of the talking, and they called Barnabas Zeus.”
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“And they called Barnabas, Jupiter: but Paul, Mercury: because he was chief speaker.”
“Barnabas and Paul heard -- Barnabas is put first here, apparently as having been styled the "Jupiter" of the company. they rent their clothes and ran in -- rather (according to the true reading), "ran forth." among the people, crying out ...”
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