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Barnabas (; 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 1,548,353 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Barnabas is the 130th most popular religious figure (up from 152nd in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Cyprus and the most popular Cypriot Religious Figure.

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 130 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Leo XII, Anselm of Canterbury, Pope Gregory IX, Pope Clement VIII, Pope Benedict XIV, and Bridget of Sweden. After him are Pope Paul V, Miriam, Pope Leo I, Pope Gregory XII, Pope Sixtus V, and Pope Clement XII.

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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, Pope Linus, Saint Veronica, Pope Anacletus, Barabbas, Thomas Bangalter, and Silas. 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 57Before him are Zeno of Citium (-334). After him are Theodora (500), Ptolemy XII Auletes (-117), Makarios III (1913), Nicos Anastasiades (1946), Saint Spyridon (270), Rauf Denktaş (1924), Demetris Christofias (1946), Michael Cacoyannis (1922), Tassos Papadopoulos (1934), 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).