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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
According to Acts 15:34 the King James Version, Judas returned to Jerusalem without Silas, who remained at Antioch and afterward became Paul's companion ( Acts 15:40 ). The oldest manuscripts, however, omit Acts 15:34 , and it is therefore omitted from the Revised Version (British and American). It was probably a marginal note to explain Acts 15:40 , and in time it crept into the text. Judas and Silas are called "chief men among the brethren" (Acts 15:22 ), probably elders, and "prophets" (Acts 15:32 ).
Barsabbas being a patronymic, Judas was probably the brother of Joseph Barsabbas. He cannot be identified with any other Judas, e.g. "Judas not Iscariot" (John 14:22 ). We hear no more of Judas after his return to Jerusalem (Acts 15:22 ff).
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Judas Barsabbas'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/j/judas-barsabbas.html. 1915.