International Standard Bible EncyclopediaJoseph Barsabbas
bar-sab'-as Barsabbas, or Barsabas; the King James Version Barsabas, bar'-sa-bas; for etymology, etc., of Joseph, see general article on JOSEPH): Joseph Barsabbas was surnamed Justus (Acts 1:23). Barsabbas was probably a patronymic, i.e. son of Sabba or Seba. Other interpretations given are "son of an oath," "son of an old man," "son of conversion," "son of quiet." It is likely that the "Judas called Barsabbas" of Acts 15:22 was his brother. Ewald considers that both names refer to the same person, but this is improbable.
Joseph was one of those who accompanied the apostles "all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and went out among us, beginning from the baptism of John, unto the day that he was received up from us" (Acts 1:21, 22). At the meeting of the brethren under the presidency of Peter in Jerusalem shortly after the crucifixion, he was, therefore, proposed along with Matthias as a suitable candidate for the place in the apostleship left vacant by the treachery and death of Judas Iscariot; but was unsuccessful (Acts 1:15-26).
According to Eusebius (Historia Ecclesiastica, I, 12), Joseph was one of the 70 (Luke 10:1), and Papias records the oral tradition that he drank a cup of poison without harm (compare Mark 16:18). The Acts of Paul, a work belonging to the 2nd century and first mentioned by Origen, relates that Barsabbas, Justus the Flatfoot and others were imprisoned by Nero for protesting their faith in Christ, but that upon a vision of the newly martyred Paul appearing to the emperor, he ordered their immediate release.
C. M. Kerr
Greek2459. Ioustos -- Justus, the name of three Christians ...
Masculine Transliteration: Ioustos Phonetic Spelling: (ee-ooce'-tos) Short Definition:
Justus Definition: Justus, (a) a surname of Joseph Barsabbas
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923. Barsabbas -- "son of Sabba," Barsabbas, the surname of two ...
... Transliteration: Barsabbas Phonetic Spelling: (bar-sab-as') Short Definition: Barsabbas
Definition: Barsabbas, son of Sabbas, a surname of Joseph and Judas. ...
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The Church History of Eusebius. Index of Subjects.
... Clergy, 289; exempted by Constantine from political duties, 383. Clopas, father
of Simeon and brother of Joseph, 146, 163, 164, 199. ...
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The Writings of Papias.
... The account is as follows: "And they put forward two, Joseph, called Barsabbas,
who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias; and they prayed and said." . 11. ...
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Joseph of Arimathaea
Joseph: A Designation of the Ten Tribes of Israel
Joseph: A Priest
Joseph: A Returned Exile
Joseph: Also Called Barsabas, Surnamed Justus: One of the Two Persons Nominated in Place of Judas
Joseph: Father of Igal, the Spy
Joseph: Husband of Mary
Joseph: Husband of Mary: An Angel Appears and Testifies to the Innocence of his Betrothed
Joseph: Husband of Mary: Attends the Annual Feast at Jerusalem With his Family
Joseph: Husband of Mary: Belongs to the Town of Bethlehem
Joseph: Husband of Mary: Goes to Bethlehem to be Enrolled
Joseph: Husband of Mary: His Genealogy
Joseph: Husband of Mary: Jesus Born To
Joseph: Husband of Mary: Lives at Nazareth
Joseph: Husband of Mary: Presents Jesus in the Temple
Joseph: Husband of Mary: Returns to Nazareth
Joseph: Husband of Mary: Warned in a Dream to Escape to Egypt in Order to Save the Infant's Life
Joseph: Husband of Mary: Warned in a Dream to Return to Nazareth
Joseph: of Arimathaea: Begs for the Body of Jesus for Burial in his own Tomb
Joseph: of the Sons of Asaph
Joseph: Sells the Stores of Food to the People of Egypt
Joseph: Son of Jacob
Joseph: Son of Jacob is Bought by Potiphar, an officer (Lxx Has "Eunuch") of Pharaoh
Joseph: Son of Jacob is Falsely Accused, and Thrown Into Prison
Joseph: Son of Jacob is Falsely Reported to his Father As Killed by Wild Beasts
Joseph: Son of Jacob is Promoted to Authority Next to Pharaoh at Thirty Years of Age
Joseph: Son of Jacob is Prospered of God
Joseph: Son of Jacob of Pharaoh
Joseph: Son of Jacob of the Two Prisoners
Joseph: Son of Jacob was a Prophet
Joseph: Son of Jacob: Death of
Joseph: Son of Jacob: Descendants of
Joseph: Son of Jacob: Exacts a Pledge from his Brothers to Convey his Remains to Canaan
Joseph: Son of Jacob: Exempts the Priests from the Exactions
Joseph: Son of Jacob: Exports the Produce of Egypt to Other Countries
Joseph: Son of Jacob: God's Providence With
Joseph: Son of Jacob: His Faith
Joseph: Son of Jacob: His Father Sends Down Into Egypt to Buy Corn (Grain)
Joseph: Son of Jacob: His Father's Favorite Child
Joseph: Son of Jacob: His Father's Partiality For, Excites the Jealousy of his Brethren
Joseph: Son of Jacob: His Humility
Joseph: Son of Jacob: His Name is Changed to Zaphnath-Paaneah
Joseph: Son of Jacob: His Piety
Joseph: Son of Jacob: His Prophetic Dreams of his Fortunes in Egypt
Joseph: Son of Jacob: His Sons Jointly Called Joseph
Joseph: Son of Jacob: His Two Sons
Joseph: Son of Jacob: His Wisdom
Joseph: Son of Jacob: Joseph's Integrity
Joseph: Son of Jacob: Kindness of Heart
Joseph: Son of Jacob: Marries the Daughter of the Priest of On
Joseph: Son of Jacob: Mourns the Death of his Father
Joseph: Son of Jacob: Personal Appearance of
Joseph: Son of Jacob: Provides Against the Seven Years of Famine
Joseph: Son of Jacob: Reveals Himself to his Brothers
Joseph: Son of Jacob: Sold As a Slave Into Egypt
Joseph: Three Ancestors of Joseph
Nepotism of Joseph
Select Readings: Joseph Revealing his Identity
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