barnabas


barnabas

noun

  1. the surname of the Cyprian Levite Joseph, a companion of Paul on his first missionary journey. Acts 4:36, 37.

noun Saint Barnabas New Testament

  1. original name Joseph . a Cypriot Levite who supported Saint Paul in his apostolic work (Acts 4:36, 37). Feast day: June 11

surname of Joseph the Levite of Cyprus (Acts iv:36), literally “son of exhortation,” from Aramaic bar “son” + nabha “prophecy, exhortation.” St. Barnabas’ Day (colloquially St. Barnaby), June 11, in the Old Style calendar was reckoned the longest day of the year.

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