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Barnabas (; Imperial Aramaic: ܒܪܢܒܐ; Ancient Greek: Βαρνάβας), born Joseph (Ἰωσήφ) or Joses (Ἰωσής), was according to tradition an early Christian, one of the prominent Christian disciples in Jerusalem. According to Acts 4:36, Barnabas was a Cypriot Jew. Named an apostle in Acts 14:14, he and Paul the Apostle undertook missionary journeys together and defended Gentile converts against the Judaizers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barnabas has received more than 1,669,942 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Barnabas is the 141st most popular religious figure (down from 130th in 2019). (up from 2nd in 2019)

Barnabas is most famous for being a companion of Paul and a missionary to the gentiles.

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Among religious figures, Barnabas ranks 141 out of 2,238Before him are Saint Blaise, Pope Leo XI, Pope Clement XII, Pope Benedict XIV, Pope Sixtus V, and Pope Martin V. After him are Pope Clement XIV, Catherine of Siena, Miriam, Pope Sixtus IV, Pope Clement XI, and Pope Pius IV.

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Among people born in 1, Barnabas ranks 5Before him are Saint Stephen, James, son of Zebedee, Thomas the Apostle, and Simon the Zealot. After him are Pope Linus, Pope Anacletus, Barabbas, Thomas Bangalter, Silas, Onesimus, and Vologases I of Parthia. Among people deceased in 61, Barnabas ranks 1After him is Boudica.

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