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Strong's #921 - Βαρνάβας

of Aramaic origin (H1247) and (H5029)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
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Barnabas = "son of rest"
  1. the surname of Joses or Joseph, a Levite, a native of Cyprus He was a distinguished Christian teacher and companion and colleague of Paul.
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1248 ‑ בַּר (bar);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (29)
Acts 24
1 Corinthians 1
Galatians 3
Colossians 1
NAS (28)
Acts 23
1 Corinthians 1
Galatians 3
Colossians 1
HCS (28)
Acts 23
1 Corinthians 1
Galatians 3
Colossians 1
BSB (28)
Acts 23
1 Corinthians 1
Galatians 3
Colossians 1
ESV (26)
Acts 21
1 Corinthians 1
Galatians 3
Colossians 1
WEB (28)
Acts 24
Galatians 3
Colossians 1
Thayer's Expanded Definition

Βαρναβᾶς, Βαρναβᾷ (Buttmann, 20 (18)), (בַּר son, and נָבָא; according to Luke's interpretation υἱός παρακλήσεως, i. e. excelling in the power τῆς παρακλήσεως, Acts 4:36; see παράκλησις, 5), Barnabas, the surname of Joses (better Joseph), a Levite, a native of Cyprus. He was a distinguished teacher of the Christian religion, and a companion and colleague of Paul: Acts 9:27; Acts 11:22,( Rec.),; Acts 12:25; Acts 13-15; 1 Corinthians 9:6; Galatians 2:1, 9, 13; Colossians 4:10.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

Βαρ -νάβας , -α ,

(Aram. בַּר , son, as prefix to another word interpreted in Acts 4:36, τῆς παρακλήσεως , perh. H5029, WH., however, should be rendered by προφητεία as in Ezra 6:14, LXX. Deiss., BS, 309 f., thinks B. may be a variant of the name Βαρνεβοῦς , son of Nebo, found in a Syrian user., altered with a view to disguising its origin; v. also Milligan, NTD, iii; Dalman, Gr., 142),

Barnabas: Acts 4:36; Acts 9:27; Acts 11:22; Acts 11:30; Acts 12:25; Acts 12:13-15, 1 Corinthians 9:6, Galatians 2:1; Galatians 2:9; Galatians 2:13, Colossians 4:10.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

As against the popular etymology given in Acts 4:36, Deissmann has shown on the evidence of certain inscriptions that this proper name is Graecized from the Semitic ברנבן = ";Son of Nebo"; : see BS pp. 187 ff., 307 ff., ZNTW vii. (1906) p. 91 f. This derivation has been accepted by Dalman Words, p. 40 f., and G. B. Gray Exp T x. p. 233 f.




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List of Word Forms
Βαρναβα Βαρναβᾷ Βαρναβᾶ Βαρνάβα Βαρνάβᾳ Βαρναβαν Βαρναβᾶν Βαρνάβαν Βαρναβας Βαρναβᾶς Βαρνάβας Barnaba Barnába Barnábāi Barnaban Barnában Barnabas Barnábas