Barnabas (Bahr´nuh-buhs)

According to (Acts 4:36-37) a Levite named Joseph from Cyprus who was surnamed Barnabas (Heb., “son of encouragement”) by the apostles after he became a member of the early Christian community in Jerusalem. Barnabas was a cousin of John Mark (Col 4:10) and became a leader in the church. According to Acts, he introduced Saul (Paul) to the apostles in Jerusalem (Acts 9:27). Later, he served as a representative of the Jerusalem church in Antioch (Acts 11:19-26). Paul and Barnabas worked together on a mission tour to Cyprus and the Iconium region of Asia Minor (Acts 13:1-14:28) and appeared together at the Jerusalem conference (Acts 15:1-35), but they later disagreed and separated over the question of allowing John Mark to accompany them on a second tour (Acts 15:36-41).

Acts 4:36-37

36There was a Levite, a native of Cyprus, Joseph, to whom the apostles gave the name Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”).37He sold a field that belong ... View more

Col 4:10

10Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, as does Mark the cousin of Barnabas, concerning whom you have received instructions—if he comes to you, welcome him ... View more

Acts 9:27

27But Barnabas took him, brought him to the apostles, and described for them how on the road he had seen the Lord, who had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he ... View more

Acts 11:19-26

The Church in Antioch
19Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that took place over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, ... View more

Acts 13:1-14:28

Barnabas and Saul Commissioned
1Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a ... View more

Acts 15:1-35

The Council at Jerusalem
1Then certain individuals came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of M ... View more

Acts 15:36-41

Paul and Barnabas Separate
36After some days Paul said to Barnabas, “Come, let us return and visit the believers in every city where we proclaimed the word of t ... View more

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