Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #921 - Βαρνάβας
Barnabas = "son of rest"
- the surname of Joses or Joseph, a Levite, a native of Cyprus He was a distinguished Christian teacher and companion and colleague of Paul.
Βαρ -νάβας , -α , ὁ
(Aram. בַּר , son, as prefix to another word interpreted in Acts 4:36, τῆς παρακλήσεως , perh. H5029, WH., however, should be rendered by προφητεία as in Ezra 6:14, LXX. Deiss., BS, 309 f., thinks B. may be a variant of the name Βαρνεβοῦς , son of Nebo, found in a Syrian user., altered with a view to disguising its origin; v. also Milligan, NTD, iii; Dalman, Gr., 142),
Barnabas: Acts 4:36; Acts 9:27; Acts 11:22; Acts 11:30; Acts 12:25; Acts 12:13-15, 1 Corinthians 9:6, Galatians 2:1; Galatians 2:9; Galatians 2:13, Colossians 4:10.†
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As against the popular etymology given in Acts 4:36, Deissmann has shown on the evidence of certain inscriptions that this proper name is Graecized from the Semitic ברנבן = ";Son of Nebo"; : see BS pp. 187 ff., 307 ff., ZNTW vii. (1906) p. 91 f. This derivation has been accepted by Dalman Words, p. 40 f., and G. B. Gray Exp T x. p. 233 f.
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