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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Bar, a Hebrew word meaning son, but used only poetically in that language (Psalms 2:12; Proverbs 31:2). In Syriac, however, Bar answered to the more common Hebrew word for son, i.e. ben; and hence in later times, in the New Testament, it takes the same place in the formation of proper names which Ben had formerly occupied in the Old Testament.





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Bar'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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