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Acts of Barnabas
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Also known as Pseudo-Mark. A noncanonical, fifth or sixth century text that purports to contain events of Barnabas’ ministry, including his martyrdom on Cyprus. The work is pseudonymously attributed to John Mark. This work was never widely authoritative in the early church period nor could it have been, based on its late date.(For further information on the Acts of Barnabas and other works like it, see this article: Apocryphal Acts. For information on the process of canonization, see this article: Canon, New Testament.)
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Acts of Barnabas
Acts of Barnabas Also known as Pseudo-Mark. A noncanonical, fifth or sixth century text that purports to contain events of Barnabas’ ministry, including his martyrdom on Cyprus. The work is pseudonymously attributed to John Mark. This work was never widely authoritative in the early church period nor
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Barnabas, Acts Of
Barnabas, Acts ofA 5th- or 6th-century c.e. legendary account in Greek, purporting to be written by John Mark. It recounts Barnabas’ travels with Paul (both are apostles) and his martyrdom in a hippodrome, having been taken from a synagogue.Peter Richardson
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Barnabas, Acts of (Writing)
Barnabas, Acts of. †A late (fifth century A.D.) New Testament apocryphal writing, of which only a Greek text has survived; the original, perhaps gnostic, version has been lost. The author of the work, which appears to be dependent on the canonical book of Acts, is unknown. The book is spuriously attributed
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Barnabas, Acts of (Writing)
Barnabas, Acts of. Also known as Pseudo-Mark. The earliest postcanonical tradition, in the Pseudo-Clementines, links Barnabas with Alexandria or Rome (according to the Homilies and the Recognitions respectively; see Clementine Literature). Later there were two cycles of tradition, one linking him with
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BARNABAS, ACTS OF
BARNABAS, ACTS OF. Formally titled Acts and Martyrdom of Saint Barnabas the Apostle, this late 5th cent. apocryphal work, putatively penned by John Mark, depends heavily on the canonical Acts, but elaborates on the second missionary journey of Barnabas and Mark to Cyprus, referenced in Acts 15:39. The