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Barnabas (; Greek: Βαρνάβας), born Joseph, 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 1,103,217 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 152nd most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Barnabas ranks 154 out of 2,001Before him are Pope Martin V, Pope Paul IV, Pope Callixtus III, Pope John XXII, John of Nepomuk, and Saint Blaise. After him are Pope Clement X, Pope Innocent XII, Pope Benedict XII, Pope Gregory XIV, Hassan-i Sabbah, and Pope Leo I.

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

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In Cyprus

Among people born in Cyprus, Barnabas ranks 2 out of 53Before him are Zeno of Citium (-334). After him are Theodora (500), Makarios III (1913), Saint Spyridon (270), Nicos Anastasiades (1946), Demetris Christofias (1946), Rauf Denktaş (1924), Tassos Papadopoulos (1934), Michael Cacoyannis (1922), Alparslan Türkeş (1917), and Mustafa Akıncı (1947).


Among religious figures born in Cyprus, Barnabas ranks 1After him are Saint Spyridon (270), John the Merciful (550), and Paul IV of Constantinople (null).

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