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Bar • Bar, a Son
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
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
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
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– [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
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
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- bahr (Aram. בַּר H10120, “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, 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;