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Metaphysical meaning of Barsabbas (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Barsabbas (mbd)
Barsabbas (A. V., Barsabas), bär'säb-bas (Gk. from Heb.)--son of Saba; .son of Sabas; son of return; son of restitution; son of restoration.

A name of Joseph's, whose surname was Justus (Acts 1:23); also the surname of Judas (Acts 15:22). "Joseph called Barsabbas" was nominated with Matthias as an apostle to take the place of Judas Iscariot, but the lot fell to Matthias and so he was elected. Judas Barsabbas was chosen with Silas to accompany Paul and Barnabas to Antioch.

Meta. The return of the faculties of imagination (Joseph) and praise (Judas) to their true source, God (son of return); also the fruit of that return: a harvest of spiritual ideas that are given forth to the brethren--the true thoughts in consciousness, those that are awakening to the right understanding of Christ and of God--for their exhortation and confirmation in Truth. "And Judas and Silas, being themselves also prophets, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them" (Acts 15:32).

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Following Entry: Bartholomew