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Barsabas

Meaning: son of Saba,

This was the surname of two biblical men:

  1. Joseph, also called Justus (Acts 1:23). Some identify him with Barnabas.

  2. Judas, who was a “prophet.” Nothing more is known of him than what is mentioned in Acts 15:32.

Author: Matthew G. Easton, with minor editing by Paul S. Taylor.