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A leader and prophet in the early church who carried a letter to the Gentile believers describing the decisions of the Jerusalem council (Acts 15:22; 32).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
BARSABBAS (PERSON) [Gk Barsabbas (Βαρσαββας)]. Name of 2 persons in NT. The name Barsabbas most probably represents the Aram Bar-Shabba, “son of the sabbath.”1. A surname of Joseph, who also had the Lat surname Justus (Acts 1:23). He was considered, but not chosen, for the place among the twelve disciples
JUDAS (PERSON) [Gk Ioudas (Ἰουδας)]. Greek form of the Hebrew name Judah.1. See JUDAS MACCABEUS.2. Son of Chalphi, and a commander of the army of Jonathan, who along with Mattathias the son of Absalom, remained faithful to Jonathan when the rest of his army deserted him (1 Macc 11:70). At the outset
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Judas Barsabbas bär-sabʹəs [Gk. Ioudas Barasabbas]. Judas was, with Silas, a delegate from the church in Jerusalem to the gentile Christians of Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia. They were appointed to convey the letter containing the decision of “the apostles and the elders, with the whole church” regarding
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Judas (joo´duhs; Gk. for Heb. Judah).1 Judas Maccabeus, the third of the five sons of Mattathias. The nickname Maccabeus, which was also used for his followers (the Maccabees), probably derives from a word for “hammer.” After Antiochus IV Epiphanes polluted the temple in 167 bce, Mattathias moved with
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
BARSABAS1. Joseph, surnamed Justus, nominated with Matthias to succeed Judas Iscariot (Acts 1:23).2. Judas, a prophet in the Jerusalem church, who with Silas accompanied Paul and Barnabas to deliver the decision of the Jerusalem council to Antioch. He later returned to Jerusalem and nothing more is
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Barsabbas (Gk. Barsabbas)1. Surname of Joseph (cf. Aram. bar-šĕḇāʾ, “son of the sabbath”), also surnamed Justus (Lat. “the just one”). Lots were cast to determine whether he or Matthias would replace Judas Iscariot as an apostle (Acts 1:23).2. Surname of Judas, who was sent with Silas to assist
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Barsabbas [bär săbˊəs] (Gk. Barsabbas “son of Saba” or “son of the Sabbath”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
BARSABBAS (Aramaic, “son of the Sabbath”) The name of two men in the New Testament.1. Joseph Barsabbas, called Justus, was a disciple of Christ who was also one of the two candidates (with Matthias) proposed to take the place of Judas Iscariot among the apostles (Acts 1:23). According to a tradition
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary