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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
bar (prefix): Aramaic for the Hebrew בּן , bēn , "son." Compare Aramaic sections of Ezra and Daniel. In the Old Testament the word is found three times in Proverbs 31:2 and once in Syriac Psalm 2:12 (Hier. translates "pure"). In the New Testament "Bar" is frequently employed as prefix to names of persons. Compare Barabbas; Bar-Jesus; Bar-Jonah; Barnabas; Barsabbas; Bartholomew; Bartimeus. See BEN .
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Bar (1)'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/b/bar-1.html. 1915.