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Barnabas

[bahr-nuh-buh s] /ˈbɑr nə bəs/
noun
1.
the surname of the Cyprian Levite Joseph, a companion of Paul on his first missionary journey. Acts 4:36, 37.
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Barnabas

/ˈbɑːnəbəs/
noun (New Testament) Saint Barnabas
1.
original name Joseph. a Cypriot Levite who supported Saint Paul in his apostolic work (Acts 4:36, 37). Feast day: June 11
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surname of Joseph the Levite of Cyprus (Acts iv:36), literally "son of exhortation," from Aramaic bar "son" + nabha "prophecy, exhortation." St. Barnabas' Day (colloquially St. Barnaby), June 11, in the Old Style calendar was reckoned the longest day of the year.

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