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Hebrew: Ἐλύμας —transliteration: Elumas

This name is Arabic in origin and origin means “wise.”

also known as: Elymas Bar-Jesus

Elymas was the Arabic name of the Jew Bar-jesus, the sorcerer and false prophet. He challenged Paul and Barnabas in Cyprus. He was miraculously struck with blindness for his deceptions (Acts 13:11).

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Article Version: July 14, 2021