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Bar (Prefix)
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bar (Noun)
Bar (Noun). Term used in the Aramaic language to denote a close familial relationship; for example, Simon Bar-Jona means “Simon, son of John.”See Ben (Noun).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bar
Bar bär (prefix). Aramaic for the Heb. bēn, “son.” Cf. Aramaic sections of Ezra and Daniel. In the OT the word is found three times in Prov. 31:2 and once in Ps. 2:12 (Jerome translates “pure”). In the NT “Bar” is frequently employed as prefix to names of persons. Cf. Barabbas; Bar-Jesus; Bar-Jonah;
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bar
BAR Term used in the Aramaic language to denote a close familial relationship; for example, Simon Bar-Jona means “Simon, son of John.”See also Ben (Noun).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bar-
BAR-. A prefix, this is the Aramaic for the Heb. ben (“son”), e.g., Bar-jonah, “son of Jonah” (Mt 16:17). Bar is the original word translated “son” in Ps 2:12 and Prov 31:2.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bar
Bar [bär (Aram. [bar] for Heb. bēn; “son”). Outside the Aramaic sections of Ezra and Daniel the term occurs at Ps. 2:12 (“Son,” KJV, NIV; RSV, JB “his first,” following the proposed emendation Heb. rag̱-lāy) and three times at Prov. 31:2. In the New Testament it is the prefix of such
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Bar-
BAR- (Aram., “son”). A patronymic sign, used like Ben, which had the same meaning. Ben, however, prevails in the pure Heb. names of the OT, and Bar in those of the NT, because bar was much more used in the Aram. and Syr. languages.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bar
BAR– [bahr] — the Aramaic equivalent of the Hebrew ben, which also means “son (of).” In the New Testament, Bar frequently occurs as the prefix to names of persons, such as Barabbas and Bar–Jonah.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BAR (1)
BAR (1)<bar> (prefix): Aramaic for the Hebrew בֵּן‎ [ben], “son.” Compare Aramaic sections of Ezra and Daniel. In the Old Testament the word is found three times in Proverbs 31:2 and once in Syriac Psalm 2:12 (Hier. translates “pure”). In the New Testament “Bar” is frequently employed as prefix
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bar
BAR Aramaic translation of the Hebrew word ben. Both words mean “son of.” “Bar” is often used in the NT as a prefix for names of men telling whose son they were: Barabbas (Matt. 27:16–26), Bar-Jesus (Acts 13:6), Bar-jona (Matt. 16:17 KJV), Barnabas (Acts 4:36; 9:27; etc.), Barsabbas (Acts 1:23; 15:22),
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Bar-
Bar- bahr (Aram. בַּרH10120, “son, descendant”). This form occurs in English Bibles only as a prefix in patronymics. For example, Acts 13:6 refers to a Jewish sorcerer in Paphos who was named Bar-Jesus, that is, “the son of Jesus [= Joshua].” The same pattern is found in several other names, such as
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Bar (1)
BAR, bär (prefix): Aram. for the Heb בֵּן‎, bēn, “son.” Cf Aram. sections of Ezr and Dnl. In the OT the word is found three times in Prov 31:2 and once in Syr Ps 2:12 (Hier. translates “pure”). In the NT “Bar” is frequently employed as prefix to names of persons. Cf Barabbas; Bar-Jesus; Bar-Jonah; Barnabas;