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Holman Bible Dictionary

Bar

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Aramaic translation of the Hebrew word, “ben.” Both words mean “son of.” Bar is often used in the New Testament as a prefix for names of men telling whose son they were: Barabbas (Matthew 27:16-26 ), Bar-Jesus (Acts 13:6 ), Bar-Jona (Matthew 16:17 ), Barnabas (Acts 4:36; Acts 9:27; etc.), Barsabas (Acts 1:23; Acts 15:22 ), Bartholomew (Matthew 10:3; Acts 1:13 ), and Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46 ). See Ben .

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

Bibliography Information
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Bar'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/b/bar.html. 1991.

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