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Bar-Jonah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bar-Jonah
Bar-Jonah (Βαρ-ιωνᾶς, Bar-iōnas). An Aramaic patronymic meaning “Son of Jonah” that Jesus used in reference to Simon Peter (Matt 16:17).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bar-Jona
Bar-Jona. Aramaic form of Simon Peter’s surname, meaning “son of Jonah” (Mt 16:17). Another variant of the name appears in John 1:42 and 21:15–17, where the best Greek texts have “son of John” rather than “son of Jona(s)” (kjv).See Peter, The Apostle.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bar-Jonah
Bar-Jonah băr-jōʹnə [GK. Bar-iōnas]. Simon Peter’s patronymic (Mt. 16:17). Bar is Aramaic for “son” (cf. Bar-timaeus, Bartholomew, etc.), and corresponds to Heb. bēn. This would indicate that Peter’s father’s name was Jonah. But in Jn. 1:42; 21:15–17, according to the best reading, his name is given
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bar-Jona
BAR-JONA* Aramaic form of Simon Peter’s surname, meaning “son of Jonah” (Mt 16:17). Another variant of the name appears in John 1:42 and 21:15–17, where the best Greek texts have “son of John” rather than “son of Jona[s]” (kjv). See Simon Peter.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bar-Jona
Bar-Jona (Gk. Bariōnás)Simon Peter’s patronymic (Matt. 16:17; cf. Heb. bar yônâ, “son of Jonah”). At John 1:42; 21:15–17 the disciple is called “son of John.” It is not clear if two different names are indicated or a single Hebrew name is rendered into Greek in two different ways.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bar-Jona
Bar-Jona [bär jōˊnə]. Simon Peter’s patronymic (Gk. Bariōnas; cf. Heb. bar yônâ “son of Jonah”). While at Matt. 16:17 the disciple is called Bar-Jona, the son of Jonah, at John 1:42; 21:15–17 he is named the son of John (KJV “Jona”). It is not certain whether Peter’s father had two different
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Bar-Jona
BAR-JONA (Aramaic, “son of Jonah”) The surname of Simon Peter (Matt 16:17).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Barjona
BARJO´NA (bar-jōʹna; “son of Jonah”). The patronymic of the apostle Peter (Matt. 16:17; cf. John 1:42).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Bar-Jona
Bar-Jonason of Jonah, the patronymic of Peter (Matt. 16:17; John 1:42), because his father’s name was Jonas. (See PETER.)
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Bar-Jona
Bar-JonaBar-Jona (bahr-johʹnah), an Aramaic surname of Simon Peter meaning ‘Son of Jona’ or ‘Son of John’ (Matt. 16:17; cf. John 1:42; 21:15).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bar-Jonah
BAR–JONAH [bar JO nuh] (son of Jonah) — the family name of the apostle Peter (Matt. 16:17; John 1:42; 21:15–17).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BAR-JONAH
BAR-JONAH<bar-jo’-na> ([Βαρ-ιωνα̂ς, Bar-ionas]): Simon Peter’s patronymic (Matthew 16:17). Bar is Aramaic for “son” (compare Bar-timaeus, Bartholomew, etc.), and corresponds to Hebrew [ben]. Thus we are to understand that Peter’s father’s name was Jonah. But in John 1:42; 21:15-17, according
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