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This name derives from the Aramaic, written in Hebrew “bar naviya'” (Ancient Greek: Barnabâs ‘Βαρναβᾶς’), meaning “the son (of the) prophet”. Barnabas born Joseph, was an early Christian, one of the earliest Christian disciples in Jerusalem. Barnabas appears mainly in Acts, a Christian history of the early Christian church. He also appears in several of Paul's epistles). The feast day is celebrated on June 11 in memory of Saint Barnabas the Apostle, according to tradition, the first bishop of Milan. On September 7, it also recalls the Blessed Claudio Barnabas Laurent de Mascloux, one of the martyrs of the hulks of Rochefort.
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