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Bar (1)

BAR (1)

bar (prefix):

Aramaic for the Hebrew ben, "son." Compare Aramaic sections of Ezra and Daniel. In the Old Testament the word is found three times in Proverbs 31:2 and once in Syriac Psalms 2:12 (Hier. translates "pure"). In the New Testament "Bar" is frequently employed as prefix to names of persons. Compare Barabbas; Bar-Jesus; Bar-Jonah; Barnabas; Barsabbas; Bartholomew; Bartimeus.

See BEN.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BAR (1)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.