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Joseph Barsabas

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surnamed Justus. One of the two chosen as candidates for Judas Iscariot's vacant apostleship; therefore he must have followed Jesus from His baptism to His ascension, and so was fitted to be a witness of His resurrection (Acts 1:22). Lightfoot suggests that he was Joses son of Alphaeus, and that Judas Barsabas was his brother and the apostle Jude. Said (Papias, Eusebius, H.E. iii. 39) to have drunk deadly poison without hurt, by our Lord's grace.


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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Joseph Barsabas'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/fbd/j/joseph-barsabas.html. 1949.

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